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Maximizing the Area of a Quadrilateral

by Thomas Peter (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
September, 2003

Subject classification(s): Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

Given the lengths for four sides, the quadrilateral of maximum area is cyclic, i.e., its vertices lie on a circle.

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One-Variable Calculus | Differentiation: General Applications
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