## 06-09 Trapezoidal gutter of greatest capacity

**Problem 06**

A trapezoidal gutter is to be made, from a strip of metal 22 inches wide by bending up the edges. If the base is 14 inches wide, what width across the top gives the greatest carrying capacity.

**Problem 07**

Solve Problem 06, if the strip is 13 inches wide and the base width 7 inches.

**Problem 08**

Solve Problem 06 if the strip is 9 inches wide and the base width 3 inches.

**Problem 09**

Solve Problem 06, if the strip width is w and the base width *b*.

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