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Posted by Help asap!! plz on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 3:21pm.

Suppose that 430 ft of fencing is used to enclose a corral in the shape of a rectangle with a semicircle whose diameter is a side of the rectangle. (In the figure below, the blue outline represents the fencing.) Find the dimensions of the corral with maximum area.

x=?
y=?

i tried couple of ways but got the wrong answer, i know i have to take the derivative and find the minimum value for x but i don't know how to set it up.

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