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A rectangle is inscribed with its base on the x axis and its upper corners on the parabola y = 4 - x^2 . What are the dimensions of such a rectangle with the greatest possible area?

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  1. Jgeurts
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    Using Max and Mins

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    Area is h*w =(4-x^2)*2x

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    take the derivative, set equal to zero and solve for the value of x ...

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    use that x to find h and w

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