Posted by **Angie** on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 2:14pm.

Suppose a farmer has 120 feet of fencing to make a rectangular barnyard enclosure. If the enclosure is x feet long, express the area A of the enclosure as a function of the length x.

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**bobpursley**, Monday, June 22, 2009 at 2:31pm
120 equals x + two ends=x+(120-x) so each end is (120-x)/2

area is then A=x(120-x)/2

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**Angie**, Monday, June 22, 2009 at 2:41pm
So would the answer be

A(x) = 60x – x^2?

Or

A(x) = 120x – x2

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**bobpursley**, Monday, June 22, 2009 at 4:33pm
I get 60x-x^2/2

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**Angie**, Monday, June 22, 2009 at 4:42pm
Thanks that is what I got to, so therefore A(x) = 60x – x^2 is the answer! Thanks for your help! :-)

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**JJ**, Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 1:01am
A PIECE OF TIN IS TWICE AS LONG AS IT IS WIDE. IT IS TO BE MADE INTO A BOX BY CUTTING 2 INCH SQUARES FROM EACH CORNER AND FOLDING UP THE SIDES . FIND THE DIMENSIONS OF THE PIECE OF TIN IF THE VOLUME OF THE BOX IS 320 CUBIC INCHES

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