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I guess I cant use the diagonal.. they're not consistent across different base & height.

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With me up to here?

I think so.. was just thinking wow...

Im not sure where to take it form here though..

At this point you can you use calculus or use your knowledge of parabolas

so Im guessing then a derivative ties into this somehow ..

wow again..

do we need to do the same thing for y?

wow.. thats amazing, I dont think I was going to work this out on my own.. thank you.

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Perimeter = x + 2y
Area = 1/2 * x * height
You can get the height using pythagorean theorem

once you have a solution for x that minimizes the area, you can back substitute to find the y value

oh cool, yeah that makes sense.

where C was the fixed perimeter

ah, yes, only square rect's have x=y

right by definition

well I'm good to go .. thank you.