RLokesh wrote:

Square maximizes the area for a given perimeter. Hence if the square and rectangle have the same perimeter, the area formed by the square base would be greater than the area formed by the rectangular base.

Hence combining 1 & 2, Option C must be the answer.

chetan2u or

Bunuel, plz confirm if I am right.

Lokesh we are looking for CAPACITY, which is AREA of base * height..

you are right area of square is MAX for any rectangle with given perimeter..

but we do not know of height as height of square base is LESSER than the other..

example..

1) SQUARE:-

perimeter = 16

area = 4*4=16 and let height = 1

capacity = 16*1=16

2) RECTANGLE

(a)rectangle of base 7*1

perimeter = 16

area = 7*1=7 and height = 1*2=2

capacity = 7*2=14....

so Square>rectangular base

(b) but let the rectangle be of base 6*2

perimeter = 16

area = 6*2=12 and height = 1*2=2

capacity = 12*2=24....

so Square<rectangular base

different possiblities

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