# Who did BOX + 2 Triangles + p + q question? (1 Viewer)

## Who did the QUESTION with the BOX and p, g, triangles

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#### Toodulu

##### werd!
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

i took out the 1/2 ahah, it's not integration silly :/

#### Ats

##### New Member
I got the 1st bit, and I just realised how to do the second when the time ran out... another 20 seconds and 2 more marks, bah...

#### walla

##### Satisfied Customer
Originally posted by Constip8edSkunk
tired of physics so:

A=1-p/2+(p-1)/2(1+p)
dA/dp = -1/2 + [2(1+p)-2(p-1)]/4(1+p)^2
=1/2[ (1+p-p+1)/(1+p)^2 - (1+p)^2/(1+p)^2]
=1/2[(2-1+2p-p^2)/(1+p)^2]
=0 when
-1+2p-p^2=0
p={-2+/-sqrt[4+4]}/2 = -1+/-sqrt2
but p>0
so p=sqrt2-1

(show this is a maximum)

sub into original eqn

A=1-[sqrt2-1]/2+[sqrt2-2]/[2sqrt2]
=1-1/sqrt2 +1/2+1/2-1/sqrt2
=2-2sqrt2
typo on the last line?
1/sqrt2 + 1/sqrt2 = 2/sqrt2
=sqrt2 not 2sqrt2

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#### ND

##### Guest
Originally posted by Constip8edSkunk

(show this is a maximum)
I just wrote: 'Since this is the only stationary pt, and the question is asking for a max, sqrt2-1 is a max pt.'
They better not take marks off...

Btw, you didn't need to exapnd it all out:

-1/2 + [2(1+p)-2(p-1)]/4(1+p)^2 = 0
(1+p)^2 = 2
1+p = sqrt2
p = sqrt2 - 1.

#### Harimau

##### Member
Originally posted by walla
area is 2 - sqrt(2)
which when you think about it is close to 0.5
you have to sub in p
Thats what i got as well.... As i was doing that in the exam, i was praying that i would not make a silly mistake.

#### Constip8edSkunk

##### Joga Bonito
Originally posted by walla
typo on the last line?
1/sqrt2 + 1/sqrt2 = 2/sqrt2
=sqrt2 not 2sqrt2
yep... i was typing 2/sqrt2 then realised it was sqrt2 but didnt cancel the 2 off lol
Originally posted by ND
I just wrote: 'Since this is the only stationary pt, and the question is asking for a max, sqrt2-1 is a max pt.'
They better not take marks off...

Btw, you didn't need to exapnd it all out:

-1/2 + [2(1+p)-2(p-1)]/4(1+p)^2 = 0
(1+p)^2 = 2
1+p = sqrt2
p = sqrt2 - 1.
nice,,, wish i saw that in the exam... haha