Wednesday

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

Posted by **Vic** on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:46pm.

A.)What is the total area enclosed by the fence?

B.) fencing costs $8 per linear foot. Jennifer plans to build the fence so that the length of the fence will be 25 feet on the 20 foot side of the pool. What is the cost of the fencing with this plan?

C.) Jennifer decides that the cost of her original plan is to expensive. She wants to find the dimensions of the fence with the least cost. What is a formula, C(w), for the cost of the fence if the length of the fence is w feet on the 20 foot side of the pool?

- Math -
**Vic**, Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:03pmPlease Some help me with this problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Math -
**Steve**, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 12:18amjust start by translating the facts into symbols.

(A)

the pool is 20 by 17, so its area is 340.

The total area will be 5 times that, or 1700.

(B)

the fence is 25 feet long, so its width is 1700/25 = 68 ft. The perimeter is thus 2(25+68) = 186 ft. At $8/ft that will cost $1488.

(C)

from (B) we know the cost is 8*2(w+1700/w).

C(w) = 16w + 27200/w

Don't know why it keeps mentioning the side along the length of the pool. All we care about is the fence, not its relationship to the pool.

**Related Questions**

Math - Jennifer plans to fence a rectangular area around her rectangular ...

Grade 11 Math - A rectangular dog run is to be enclosed by a fence and then ...

Math - A rectangular study area is to be enclosed by a fence and divided into ...

Math - a farmer wants to put a fence around a rectangular field and then divide ...

Mathematics - A landscape architect wants to maximise the area of a herbal ...

Mathematics - A landscape architect wants to maximise the area of a herbal ...

rectangular area - mark wants to fence a area 240 sq feet for his dog the fence...

word problems - harris is planting a rectangular garden with an area of 24 ...

Geometry - Harris is planting a rectangular garden with an area of 48 square ...

math - a farmer is building a fence around his yard. one side of the fence will ...