### The Wire Problem

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Wolfram Demonstrations Project 12,000+ Open Interactive Demonstrations Powered by Notebook Technology Topics Latest About Participate Authoring Area The Wire Problem Initializing live version Download to Desktop Copying . Copy to Clipboard Source Open in Cloud Download to Desktop Copy Resource Object Fullscreen disabled Requires a Wolfram Notebook System Interact on desktop , mobile and cloud with the free Wolfram Player or other Wolfram Language products Do not show again Download Wolfram Player A standard optimization problem in first-semester calculus is to maximize and minimize the total area of two geometric figures made from a fixed length of wire cut into two pieces . This Demonstration illustrates that problem using a wire of length 10 and three pairs of geometric . figures