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Topic: optimal cylinder from a sheet of 11 x 8.5 paper
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optimal cylinder from a sheet of 11 x 8.5 paper
Posted: Apr 23, 2013 2:53 PM
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Here's a good one has me stumped. You get an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. You can cut one rectangle out of it, and a circle. Roll the rectangle into a tube shape. When you put the circle on the end, it will form a cylinder with no top.

What is the cylinder of the largest volume we can form with these constraints?

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