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Maximum Area Configuration of a Four Bar Linkage

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Phil Todd



You can set the lengths of the four bars in your linkage.  Then drag point B till you think it encloses the maximum area.  Click the button to examine the area.

Click Solution to observe that the solution occurs where all four vertices lie on the same circle.

Tags: circumcircle, linkage, mechanism
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