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Optimization with angles.

A drainage canal is constructed so its cross section is

shaped like a trapezoid with equally sloping sides. If the bottom and sides each have length 5 feet, what angle θ would yield the greatest cross-sectional area?

Step 1

Consider the following diagram which indicates given information:

Step 2

Now determine the value of angle for whic...

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