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Isoperimetric Theorem what does it mean

  1. Dec 8, 2005 #1
    so i was reading something on the isoperimetric theorem at this link:http://www.cut-the-knot.org/do_you_know/isoperimetric.shtml" [Broken]

    and i'm having a difficult time trying to understand it, much less put the theorem into my own words. :surprised
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  3. Dec 9, 2005 #2
    If you were designing a fence to enclose a certain set area, what shape would you create with the fence so that you use the least amount of fencing material ? The theorem states that the circle is that shape.
  4. Dec 9, 2005 #3


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    Seems pretty straightforward to me.
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