|Jul25-12, 05:13 PM||#1|
Ellipse and triangle problem
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Points are A(-6,2) and B(-3,4) and ellipse 4x^2 + 9y^2 = 72. Point C(x,y) for which triangle ABC has largest area is?
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
I don't know even where to start. As far as i am concerned that point can be any number as long as i can construct triangle using that point.
|Jul25-12, 08:34 PM||#2|
I'm assuming that point C has to on the ellipse.
They give you a side of the triangle, AB, and you need to find a third point on the ellipse that maximizes the area.
I can think of a few methods that do this, what level math are you taking?
|Jul27-12, 06:46 AM||#3|
Thank you for the hint i solved the problem. I am currently reviewing pre calclus so i could move forward.
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