Posted by **Layla** on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 1:52pm.

Someone help explain?

Justin wants to use 188 ft of fencing to fence off the greatest possible rectangular area for a garden. What dimensions should he use? What will be the area of the garden?

~

A. 89 ´ 99 ; 8811 ft

B. 92 ´ 96 ; 8832 ft

C. 94 ´ 94 ; 8836 ft

D. 93 ´ 95 ; 8835 ft

- Pre-Algerbra -
**Steve**, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 4:31pm
none of the choices has a perimeter of 188 ft. All have a perimeter of 376 ft.

A square has maximum area for a given perimeter, so the garden should be 47 by 47, with area = 2209.

Assuming one of the given choices, you'd want a square, so go with 94x94. Heck, the table shows it has the largest area.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- pre algreaba - Justin wants to use 188 ft of fencing to fence off the greatest ...
- Math - Justin wants to use 188 ft of fencing to fence off the greatest possible ...
- algebra - A gardener has 120 ft of fencing to fence in a rectangular garden. one...
- Math - A gardener has 120 ft of fencing to fence in a rectangular garden. one ...
- Math - 1. A gardener has 140 feet of fencing to fence in a rectangular vegetable...
- engineering mathematics 1 - your father wants to fence a rectangular area in ...
- math - mrs.fuchs has 40yd of fencing to use to make a rectangular area for her ...
- math - mrs.fuchs has 40yd of fencing to use to make a rectangular area for her ...
- Polynomials and quadratic application - I want to make a rectangular garden by ...
- college algebra word problem - Here's the problem I was asked: You are visiting ...