# Maximizing Trapezoid Area

- Author:
- Tim Brzezinski

- Topic:
- Area, Derivative, Optimization Problems, Trapezoid

Suppose both legs and one base of the isosceles trapezoid below each have length 1.
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If this is so, determine the value of that maximizes the area of this isosceles trapezoid.
Be sure to solve this problem first! How do your results compare with what this applet suggests?