Posted by **gagan** on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 6:08pm.

A farmer has $2400 to spend to fence two rectangular pastures.The local contractor will build the fence at a cost of $6.25/m. What is the largest area that the farmer can have fenced for that price?

- Math -
**Writeacher**, Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 7:05pm
To quote one of our very good math and science tutors: “You will find here at Jiskha that long series of questions, posted with no evidence of effort or thought by the person posting, will not be answered. We will gladly respond to your future questions in which **your thoughts** are included.”

- Math -
**Steve**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 1:14am
The farmer can buy $2400 / $6.25/m = 384m of fence. 384m/2 = 192m for each of the 2 rectangular pastures. A square is the rectangle with the largest area for a given perimeter, so each square will have sides of 192m/4 = 48m. Each pasture will thus have area of 48m x 48m = 2304 sq.m, and so the total area for both pastures will be 2304 x 2 = 4608 sq. m.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- algebra2 - A farmer has 600 yards of fence. He will use some of the fence to ...
- math - A farmer wants to fence a small rectangular yard next to a barn. Fence ...
- math - A farmer wants to fence a small rectangular yard next to a barn. Fence ...
- Math - 1. A gardener has 140 feet of fencing to fence in a rectangular vegetable...
- Algebra - Word Problems: 1. A farmer has 2400 feet of fencing and wants to fence...
- Math - a farmer wants to fence in part of her land so that her chickens will ...
- alegbra - A farmer wishes to fence in 3 different breeds of animals in a ...
- College Math - farmer wishes to fence a rectangular area along the river bank. ...
- Math - A farmer wants to fence in part of her land so that her chickens will ...
- college algebra - A farmer has 1000 feet of fence a rectangular plot of land. ...