Posted by **satheesh** on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 7:10am.

how can you make a fence with the least amount of materials that encloses maximum possible area? this one is bit " curved " and needs to think outside the " Fence "

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**Writeacher**, Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 7:18am
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**MathMate**, Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 8:49am
We don't usually make "curved fences".

Mathematically, with a limited length of fence, a fence in the form of a circle encloses the maximum area.

If the fence has to be straight, then it's a square has the maximum area for a given length of fence (or the least fence for the same area).

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