Maximize It! Collection

3 Circles or a Square?

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The brown circles are congruent. The one on the left contains three identical circles, the one on the right  inscribes a square. Which design maximizes the yellow area?

Two Intersecting Circle


Where should the two moving points be placed for the pink segment to be at its maximum possible length?

Area of a Quadrilateral

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Determine the position of the orange chord such that the area of the blue quadrilateral is maximum.

Rotating Square

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The dot represents the center of the square. Find the position of the blue square such that the overlapping area (as a fraction of the orange square's area) is maximum.