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Homework Help: Calculus Word Problem

Posted by Henry on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 1:40pm.

A farmer wishes to build a fence for 6 adjacent rectangular pens. If there is 600 feet of fencing available, what are the dimensions of each pen that maximizes total pen area?
The image looks like this:

box box box
box box box


If the interior fencing is $3.00 per foot and the perimeter is $5.00 per foot, what are the pen dimensions that minimize cost?

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