Enter the total perimeter (ft) and the maximum side length (ft) into the Maximum Area Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Maximum Area.

## Maximum Area Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Maximum Area.

MA = (P-2*SL) /2* SL

- Where MA is the Maximum Area (ft^2)
- P is the total perimeter (ft)
- SL is the maximum side length (ft)

To calculate the maximum area, subtract 2 times the side length from the perimeter, divide the result by 2, then finally multiply by the side length.

## How to Calculate Maximum Area?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Maximum Area.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the total perimeter (ft).
- The total perimeter (ft) is given as: 400.

- Next, determine the maximum side length (ft).
- The maximum side length (ft) is provided as: 125.

- Finally, calculate the Maximum Area using the equation above:

MA = (P-2*SL) /2* SL = (ft^2)

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

MA = (400-2*125) /2* 125 = 9375 ft^2

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total perimeter (ft) = 500

maximum side length (ft) = 200

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

MA = (P-2*SL) /2* SL** = ?**