The perimeter of a sector is constant. If its area is to be maximum, what is the central angle of the sector?
Let t be the central angle of the sector. So the perimeter and the area of the sector are C = (t+2)r and A = tr^2/2. By the AM-GM inequality,
with equality iff
tr/2 = r,
t = 2.
Thus A has a maximum value of P/4 and the corresponding central angle of the sector is 2 radians.
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