Posted by **Daphne** on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 2:04am.

i need to enclose a 250 square ft section with a fence that cost $1.50 per yard what dimensions would I use to minimize the cost?

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**drwls**, Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 2:48am
The minimum perimeter to enclose a fixed area is obtained with a circle. The cost per yard of the fence will not affect that fact.

If you want a rectangular yard, to cover a given area with minimum perimeter, it should be square

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