Posted by **bobby** on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 2:31pm.

a Farmer want to put up a fence with a total perimeter of 250 ft. It is the shape of a rectangle but there is a river on one side. What is the maximum area of feet that the fence can be?

- Geometry -
**Anonymous**, Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 2:39pm
What is the max. Area of the three sides

- Pre-Calc -
**Sarah**, Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7:20pm
So if the perimeter is 250 feet, draw a diagram. of three sides of a rectangle with a little river. Then label the two corresponding sides 'x' and the other side without a partner 250-x because the total P is 250 and you already used 'x' twice on the other sides of the fence. Then, because area is A=LW, substitute in the sides: A=(250-2x)x

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Math - A farmer is fencing a rectangular area for his farm using the straight ...
- Algebra - Math - A farmer has 100 yards of fencing with which to enclose two ...
- College Math - farmer wishes to fence a rectangular area along the river bank. ...
- Math - A farmer has 2,400 feet of fencing and wants to fence off a rectangular ...
- algebra - A farmer decides to enclose a rectangular garden, using the side of a ...
- Math (Quadratic Equations) - A field is bound on one side by a river. A farmer ...
- College Algebra - A farmer has 100 yeards of fencing with which to enclose two ...
- algebra - A farmer decides to enclose a rectangular garden, using the side of a ...
- word problem - A farmer decides to enclose a rectangular garden, using the side...
- math - A farmer wants to fence in three sides of a rectangular field shown below...

More Related Questions