PART 3

(a)

Quadrilateral (suggested answer)

ym

Area = x y

xm
x
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
75

2x + 2y = 300 m2
x + y = 150 m2

y
140
130
120
110
100
90
80
75

Area = x y
1400
2600
3600
4400
5000
5400
5600
5625

The maximum area is 5625 m2.

(b)

Regular Pentagon
a

5a = 300
a = 60
t
30
t = 30 tan 54° = 41.2915 m
1
Area = ( 41.2915 × 60) × 5 = 6193.73 m 2
2

a

tan 54° =

(c)

rm

72o
t

a
54o

a

a
54o

A Semicircle

2r + πr = 300
300
r=
2+π
2

1  300 
2
Area = 
 π = 5347.55m
22+π 

(d)

rm

A Circle

2πr = 300
150
r=
π

2

(e)

A Regular Hexagon
a
a

a
60º
a

1  150 
2
Area = 
 (2π ) = 7161.97 m
2 π 

50 m
a

a

Accept any other relevant answers.

Conclusion:
A circle produces a maximum area.

6a = 300
a = 50
Area =

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