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Question

Changing dimensions in a rectangle The length \(l...

Changing dimensions in a rectangle The length \(l\) of a rectan- gle is decreasing at the rate of \(2 cm / sec\) while the width \(w\) is increasing at the rate of \(2 cm / sec\) . When \(l = 12 cm\) and \(w = 5 cm\) , find the rates of change of (a) the area, (b) the perim- eter, and (c) the lengths of the diagonals of the rectangle. Which of these quantities are decreasing, and which are increasing?

Answer

\(\left. \begin{array} { l } { \text { (a) } 14 cm ^ { 2 } / sec \text { , increasing } \text { (b) } 0 cm / sec \text { , constant } } \\ { \text { (c) } - 14 / 13 cm / sec \text { , decreasing } } \end{array} \right.\)

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