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Homework Help: college algebra word problem

Posted by confused on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 1:46pm.

Here's the problem I was asked: You are visiting your parents on a farm. They have asked you to design a small rectangular-shaped vegetable garden along an existing wall in their backyard. They wish to surround it with a small fence to protect their plants from animals. You have 15 yard of fencing to enclose the garden. The fencing is sold in .6 yard panels. In order to grow as many vegetables as possible, your task is to design a fence to enclose the maximum possible area. Partial panels of fencing may not be used.
How many panels of fencing should you use along the width of the garden? and How many panels would you use along the length of the garden?

I am also to have an equation showing the maximum and minimum.

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