#### Problem Statement: EE Board March 1998

A triangle has variable sides x, y, z subject to the constraint such that the perimeter is fixed to 18 cm. What is the maximum possible area for the triangle?

- A. 15.59 cm2
- B. 18.71 cm2
- C. 17.15 cm2
- D. 14.03 cm2

Note: For maximum area, the triangle must be an equilateral triangle.

#### Problem Answer:

The maximum possible area for the triangle is **15.59 cm2**

Solution:

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