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February 28, 2015

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

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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**drwls**, Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 2:04pmIf each panel is 0.6 yards wide and you have fencing with 15 yards of width, you have 15/0.6 or 25 panels. 25 is an odd number; you need an even number of panels for a rectangle since you can't cut them. That means you use 24 panels and thrown one away. The best option would be 6 panels to a side, which would mean a square with side width 6x0.6 = 3.6 yards. The total area woould be 3.6^2 = 12.96 square yards. If you go with 7 x 5 panels, that would be 4.2 x 3.0 yards or 12.60 sq yd, which is not as good.

You did not need to use algebra to do this problem.

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**Seriously Worried**, Monday, December 7, 2009 at 9:38pmdrwls, I don't think you really grasped the concept of answering this question.

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