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Math Puzzle for January 26, 2024

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Alameda Post - a math puzzle with a sin curve and a trapezoid outlined inside

Above is a graph of the equation: y = sin θ
Under the graph and above the horizontal axis is an isosceles trapezoid.
Find the area A of the largest trapezoid that will fit under the sine curve.
Theta θ is measured in radians.

A = _________ square units

The first correct answer sent to [email protected] wins a gift card worth a lot of ice cream at Tucker’s Ice Cream of Alameda.

Last week’s answer was Frosty, without the hat, stood 200 centimeters tall. Nobody submitted the correct answer.

Jeff Smith is a former Math teacher and a retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander. Reach him at [email protected].

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