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MarkFL

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CALCULUS worded problems HELP?

5) Find the dimensions of the largest rectangle that can be inscribed in the ellipse 9x² + 16y² = 144. The sides of the rectangle are parallel to the axes of the ellipse.

6) An isosceles trapezoid has a lower base of 16 cm and the sloping sides are each 8 cm. Find the width of the upper base for greatest area.

7) A trapezoidal gutter is to be made from a sheet of tin 22 cm wide by bending up the edges. If the base is 14 cm wide, what width across the top gives the greatest carrying capacity?

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