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What is the maximum possible area of a parallelogram with one side of length 2 meters and a perimeter of 24 meters?

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Re: What is the maximum possible area of a parallelogram with on [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 15:25
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What is the maximum possible area of a parallelogram with one side of length 2 meters and a perimeter of 24 meters?


The perimeter = 2*2 + 2x = 24 --> x = 10.

The are is maximized if the parallelogram is a rectangle, thus the maximum area is 2*10 = 20.
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