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August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014

Number of results: 6,527

**Calculus**

A rancher plans to set aside a rectangular region of one square kilometer for cattle and wishes to build a wooden fence to enclose the region. Since one side of the region will run along the road, the rancher decides to use a better quality wood for that side which costs three...
*December 16, 2011 by Chris*

**algebra**

Mike's family wants to build a rectangular fenced backyard area for their dog. They have a 20-meter length of wire fence and four posts. They can also use the 20-meter straight length of the back of their house as a side of the enclosure, but the fence cannot attach directly ...
*June 28, 2012 by km*

**math**

A farmer is planting squashplants that need 2 3/8 feet to spread out. he has an area along a fence that is 20 feet long. Round the amount of space the squash plants need to the nearest 1/2 foot. How many squash plants can the farmer grow along the fence?
*January 26, 2010 by Anonymous*

**maths**

1. Farmer Brown has 1200ft of fence to create a rectangular pen. If he would like to separate the pen into 4 areas, what dimensions will maximize and what is the maximum area? (Do not forget units!)
*April 8, 2011 by Anonymous*

**optimization **

Farmer taylor wants to fence a rectangular area of 1800 square feet and divided into 3 parts by fencing parallel to the shorter side. What is the minimum amount of fencing for this job?
*April 3, 2014 by JESSICA*

**Math**

A developer wants to enclose a rectangular grassy lot that borders a city street for parking. If the developer has 344 feet of fencing and does not fence the side along the street, what is the largest area that can be enclosed?
*July 5, 2012 by Tony *

**appliedcalculus**

Suppose a farmer has 1,000 feet of fence and wishes to build two identical rectangular enclosures. What should be the dimensions of each enclosure if the total area is to be a maximum? Set problem up and solve using derivatives.
*April 6, 2013 by Anonymous*

**Math / Algebra Word Problem**

The Parkhursts used 160 yd of fencing to enclose a rectangular corral and to divide it into two parts by a fence parrallel to one of the shorter sides. Find the dimensions of the corral if its area is 1000 yd^2 Thank you!
*December 6, 2007 by Ray*

**Geometry **

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?
*January 11, 2011 by bobby*

**Word Problem**

A developer wants to enclose a rectangular grassy lot that borders a city street for parking. If the developer has 212 feet of fencing and does not fence the side along the street, what is the largest area that can be enclosed?
*October 24, 2011 by Jessica*

**Math**

Show all work You have 92 feet of fencing to enclose a rectangular plot that borders on a river. If you do not fence the side alongthe river, find the length and width of the plot that will maximize the area.
*October 25, 2011 by Liz*

**Functions**

A farmer wants to enclose a rectangular field with 180m of fencing. The side of the barn will act as one side of the enclosure, leaving 3 sides to be covered. The function that describes the area inside is f(x)=x(180-2x) what are the dimensions of the closure with the largest ...
*June 17, 2014 by Mathlete*

**college algebra word problem**

Here's the problem I was asked: You are visiting your parents on a farm. They have asked you to design a small rectangular-shaped vegetable garden along an existing wall in their backyard. They wish to surround it with a small fence to protect their plants from animals. You ...
*December 2, 2009 by confused*

**yetf8edfueidcyt87e**

a farmer wishes to fence off a rectangular field with 1,000 feet of fencing.if the long side of the field is along a stream, express the area of the field as a function of its width
*October 13, 2012 by lara*

**Applied Calculus**

A hardware store owner chooses to enclose an 800 square foot rectangular area in front of her store so that one of the sides of the store will be used as one of the four sides of the fence. If the two sides that come out from the store front cost $3 per running foot for ...
*April 8, 2012 by Trisha*

**math **

Farmer Hodges has 50 feet of fencing to make a rectangular hog pen beside a very large barn. He needs to fence only three sides because the barn will form the fourth side. Studies have shown that under those conditions the side parallel to the barn should be 5 feet longer than...
*June 13, 2012 by jamie lynn*

**Math**

A farmer has 80 feet of fencing, which she plans to use to fence in a plot of land for a pigpen. If she chooses to enclose a plot along the broad side of her barn, what is the largest area that can be enclosed? (Note: The side along the barn will not require fencing)
*January 31, 2012 by Chelsea*

**Geometry**

A farmer wants to fence in a rectangular pen using the wall of a barn for one side of the pen and 115 feet of fencing for the remaining 3 sides. What dimensions will give her the maximum area for the pen?
*October 30, 2012 by Jammy*

**College Algebra Word Problem**

A rectangular dog pen is to be made to enclose an area of 625 sq. ft. The pen is to be divided into 2 equal sections by a section of the fence. Find the dimensions of the pen that will require the least amount of fencing material. Thank you!
*December 1, 2008 by Jenny*

**Math**

A farmer is planting squash plants that need 2 3/8 feet to spread out. He has an area along a fence that is 20 feet long. Round the amount of space the squash plants need to the nearest 1/2 foot. How many squash plants can the farmer grow along the fence?
*April 8, 2013 by Laura*

**math**

a farmer wishes to enclose a rectangular region with 210 meters of fencing in such a way that the length is twice the width and the region is divided into two equal parts. what length and width should be used?
*September 6, 2011 by eddie*

**math**

a farmer has 200 yards of fencing to enclose three sides of a rectangular piece of property that lies next to a river. the river will serve as the fourth side. find the dimensions of property if the area is 3200 yards^2
*September 5, 2012 by Amber*

**math**

If a man is fencing in a rectangular lot of grass next to the road and doesnt want to fence the side touching the road and has 248 feet of fence, whats the maximum area he can fence?
*September 21, 2011 by ryan*

**math**

A rectangular field is to be enclosed by a fence. Two fences parallel to one side of the field divide the field into three rectangular fields. If 2400m of fence are available find the dimensions giving the max area.
*July 12, 2009 by steven*

**math**

A farmer has 110 metres of fencing to fence off a rectangular area. Part of one side is a wall of length 15m. Find the dimensions of the ﬁeld that give the maximum area. Thank you so much for a huge help.
*October 22, 2013 by Lucas*

**11th grade math**

A farmer wants to fence in 60 000m^2 of land in a rectangular field along a straight road. The fencing that he plans to use along the road is $10 per meter and the fencing that he plans to use for the other three sides costs $5 per meter. a) How much of each type of fence ...
*March 25, 2012 by jenna*

**math 5th**

The new playground at Middledale school will be enclosed by a fence. The playground will be rectangular and will have an area of 225 sq. yd. The number of yards on each side will be a whole number. What is the least amount of fencing that could be required to enclose the ...
*February 12, 2013 by sean*

**Pre Calculas**

A GARDENER HAS 60' of edging. She wants to use it to enclose a 120 square foot rectangular area. She does not have to use up all of the edging. what are the possible lengths that a side of the rectangle can have? Answer using interval notation. Hint: if the length of the ...
*May 23, 2013 by Laura*

**Math**

Jennifer plans to fence a rectangular area around her rectangular swimming pool. The total area enclosed by the fence, including the pool, should be 5 times the area of the pool alone. The pool is 20 feet by 17 feet. A.)What is the total area enclosed by the fence? B.) fencing...
*November 19, 2012 by Vic*

**Calculus**

A rancher wants to fence in an area of 5189400 square feet in a rectangular field and then divide it in half with a fence down the middle parallel to one side. What is the shortest length of fence that the rancher can use?
*June 22, 2009 by Z32*

**Calculus**

A rancher wants to fence in an area of 500000 square feet in a rectangular field and then divide it in half with a fence down the middle, parallel to one side. What is the shortest length of fence that the rancher can use?
*November 6, 2009 by Salman*

**CALC**

A rancher wants to fence in an area of 1500000 square feet in a rectangular field and then divide it in half with a fence down the middle parallel to one side. What is the shortest length of fence that the rancher can use?
*May 29, 2010 by Adam*

**Calc**

A rancher wants to fence in an area of 1500000 square feet in a rectangular field and then divide it in half with a fence down the middle, parallel to one side. What is the shortest length of fence that the rancher can use?
*July 25, 2014 by Anonymous*

**Pre-Calculus**

A rectangular garden with an area of 250 square meters is to be located next to a building and fenced on three sides, with the building acting as a fence on the fourth side. Let x be the length of the side parallel to the building. 1. Find T(x), the total amount of the fence ...
*January 18, 2008 by Courtney*

**Algebra**

You have 600 feet of fencing to enclose a rectangular plot that borders on a river. If you do not fence the side along the river, find the length and width of the plot that will maximize the area. What is the largest area that can be enclosed?
*October 17, 2010 by Tori*

**math**

charlie is designing an 80 ft by 120ft rectangular fence. he wants to put posts 10ft apart along one of the 120 ft sides. the posts will be 8ft apart along the other three sides of the fence. how many posts does charlie need?
*September 5, 2012 by heather*

**College Algebra**

You have 800 feet of fencing to enclose a rectangular plot that borders on a river. If you do not fence the side along the river,find the length and width of the plot that will maximize the area. What is the largest area that can be enclosed?
*February 18, 2013 by Anonymous *

**Calculus 1**

If you have 280 meters of fencing and want to enclose a rectangular area up against a long, straight wall, what is the largest area you can enclose?
*November 22, 2011 by D*

**College Algebra**

A rectangular dog pen is to be made to enclose an area of 144 sq. ft. The pen is to be divided into 2 equal sections by a section of the fence. Assuming a total of 400 sq. feet of fence, find the dimensions of the pen that will require the least amonut of fencing material. Ok ...
*December 3, 2008 by Jenny*

**Calc 1**

A farmer with 700 ft of fencing wants to enclose a rectangular area and then divide it into four pens with fencing parallel to one side of the rectangle. What is the largest possible total area of the four pens?
*February 24, 2012 by Grant*

**calculus**

A landscape architect wished to enclose a rectangular garden on one side by a brick wall costing $30/ft and on the other three sides by a metal fence costing $10/ft. If the area of the garden is 42 square feet, find the dimensions of the garden that minimize the cost.
*November 4, 2007 by al*

**math**

a developer wants to enclose a rectangular grassy lot that borders a city street for parking. If the developer has 336 feet of fencing and does not fence the side along the street, what is the largest area that can be enclosed and what are the dimensions that give this maximum...
*November 8, 2011 by Jessica*

**Algebra 2**

A farmer wants to enclose 2 adjacent rectangular regions next to a river. No fencing will be used next to the river. 60 meters of fencing will be used. What is the area of the largest region that can be enclosed. I need all of the steps to get to the answer.
*April 22, 2011 by Brandon*

**Math**

A rectangular study area is to be enclosed by a fence and divided into two equal parts, with a fence running along the division parallel to one of the sides. if the total area is 384 ft^2, find the dimensions of the study area that will minimize the total length of the fence. ...
*March 10, 2009 by Sam*

**MATH problem help had typo**

The Parkhursts used 160 yd of fencing to enclose a rectangular corral to divide it into two parts by a fence parallel to one of the shorter sides. Find the dimensions of the corral if its area is 1000 yd ^2 ( yd has a small 2 above the d) SO CONFUSED NEED TO SHOW STEPS
*December 5, 2007 by sam*

**Algebra**

A rancher wishes to enclose a rectangular partitioned corral with 1932 feet of fencing. What dimensions of the corral would enclose the largest possible area?
*October 4, 2013 by Debo*

**Math**

a farmer wants to fence in part of her land so that her chickens will have thier own little area. if she only has 28 feet of fence, what is the area of the largest pen that she can build?
*June 7, 2012 by Alyssa*

**area and perimet**

Farmer Brown has 700 yards of fencing with which to build a rectangular corral divided into two pens. He builds a corral that uses the river as one side so he only has to fence the other 3 sides and the divider down the middle
*February 15, 2014 by Lyndsie *

**calcus/ math**

Nick has enough wire to construct a 100m of fence. he wish to use it to form three sides of a rectangular garden,one side is along his building. 1)What dimensions should be choose in order to enclose the largest possible area? 2)Verify the result thus obtained by graphical ...
*December 28, 2010 by Jessy*

**Precalculus**

a farmer has available 1032 feet of fencing and wishes to enclose a rectangular area. If x represents the width of the rectangle for what value of x is the area the largest A) 256.5 feet b) 258 feet c) 256 feet d) 257 feet
*March 29, 2010 by Arielt*

**Math**

A gardener is putting a fence along the edge of his garden. If he has 20 m of fence , what is the largest area he can enclose? How can a graph solve the problem? What quadratic equation represents the area of the garden?
*December 1, 2012 by Praphul*

**college algebra**

A farmer has 1000 feet of fence a rectangular plot of land. The plot lies along a river so that only has three sides need to be fenced. Find the largest area that can be fenced. What's the best way to solve this?
*February 20, 2013 by Anonymous*

**Calculus 2**

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? I keep getting x=150 but I have been told that is not enough fencing. Can anyone help?
*April 10, 2013 by Henry*

**math**

a rectangular swimming pool 20 feet long and 10 feet wide,is enclosed by a wooden deck that is 3 feet wide. What is the area of the deck? How much fence is required to enclose the deck?
*September 19, 2013 by Dee*

**math**

a rectangular swimming pool 20 feet long and 10 feet wide,is enclosed by a wooden deck that is 3 feet wide. What is the area of the deck? How much fence is required to enclose the deck?
*September 19, 2013 by Dee*

**Algerbra**

Need help, Farmer Billybob is building a fence to keep his prize goats. He wants to make the legth twicw as large as the width. Now, he has 42 yards of fencing to use. What are the dimensions of the fence for his goats?
*July 29, 2008 by Ed*

**Math**

A farmer wishes to enclose a rectangular region with 196 meters of fencing in such a way that the length is twice the width and that the region is divided along its length into two equal parts. What is the length and width in meters?
*September 17, 2013 by Emily*

**Pre Calculus**

A contractor is to fence off a rectangular field along a straight river, the side along the river requiring no fence. What is the least amount of fencing needed to fence of 30,000 meters squared?
*March 4, 2013 by Lauren*

**Precalculus**

a farmer has available 1032 feet of fencing and wishes to enclose a rectangular area. If x represents the width of the rectangle for what value of x is the area the largest A) 256.5 feet b) 258 feet c) 256 feet d) 257 feet please show work! i need help fast
*March 29, 2010 by Help now fast due tommorow*

**Precalculus**

a farmer has available 1032 feet of fencing and wishes to enclose a rectangular area. If x represents the width of the rectangle for what value of x is the area the largest A) 256.5 feet b) 258 feet c) 256 feet d) 257 feet please show work! i need help fast
*March 29, 2010 by Help now fast due tommorow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

**Calculus**

The owner of a farm wants to form four rectangular corrals. He has 750 meters of iron gate to enclose and to separate the four corrals. To save materials, he he decides to enclose a large area and to divide into four rectangles. Divide them will use part of the 750 meters of ...
*July 14, 2011 by Mabel*

**Calculus**

A ostrich farmer wants to enclose a rectangular area and then divide it into four pens with fencing parallel to one side of the rectangle (see the figure below). He has 820 feet of fencing available to complete the job. What is the largest possible total area of the four pens?
*April 25, 2011 by Amanda*

**Calculus**

A pig farmer wants to enclose a rectangular area and then divide it into six pens with fencing parallel to one side of the rectangle (see the figure below). There are 610 feet of fencing available to complete the job. What is the largest possible total area of the six pens?
*April 26, 2012 by Christie*

**Algebra**

A farmer plans to enclose a rectangular region using part of his barn for one side and fencing for remaining sides. The area of the region is maximized when the width is 30 feet. a.) write an equation that could model the area as a function of the width. Let P equal the amount...
*September 20, 2012 by Kristen*

**math**

I've tried this many times, but I keep getting a really big answer. A rancher wants to fence in an area of 2500000 square feet in a rectangular field and then divide it in half with a fence down the middle parallel to one side. What is the shortest length of fence that the ...
*June 4, 2009 by susie*

**Calculus**

A farmer wishes to enclose a long rectangular pin that will then be divided into four separated, adjacent pins (all 4 pins are in a row) for different breeds of farm animals. He has 1100 feet of fencing available for use. What should the dimensions of the pin be so that he is ...
*December 1, 2011 by Kirsten*

**Math**

A farmer plans to enclose a rectangular pasture adjacent to a river. (see figure). The pasture must contain 320,000 square meters in order to provide enough grass for the herd. What dimensions will require the least amount of fencing if no fencing is needed along the river? x...
*March 4, 2012 by Malika*

**math**

A farmer has 110 metres of fencing to fence off a rectangular area. Part of one side is a wall of length 15m. Find the dimensions of the ﬁeld that give the maximum area. Answers: length and width = 31,25m Thank you so much for a huge help.
*October 22, 2013 by Lucas*

**Calculus**

Damon, Help :) A rancher plans to set aside a rectangular region of one square kilometer for cattle and wishes to build a wooden fence to enclose the region. Since one side of the region will run along the road, the rancher decides to use a better quality wood for that side ...
*December 16, 2011 by Chris*

**math**

A farmer plans to enclose a rectangular region, using part of his barn for one side and fencing for the other three sides. If the side parallel to the barn is to be twice the length of an adjacent side, and the area of the region is to be 512 ft2, how many feet of fencing ...
*September 24, 2011 by brit*

**calculus**

Damon help again :) (last one I promise) why is X along the road sqrt2/2? ] A rancher plans to set aside a rectangular region of one square kilometer for cattle and wishes to build a wooden fence to enclose the region. Since one side of the region will run along the road, the ...
*December 16, 2011 by Chris*

**calculus**

A rancher wants to fence in an area of 3000000 square feet in a rectangular field and then divide it in half with a fence down the middle, parallel to one side. Length of fence:______ feet *obviously I'm bad at word problems but that's why I'm trying to work on them and need ...
*April 20, 2012 by casidhe*

**word problem**

a farmer has 800 yards of fencing to enclose a rectangular pasture. Since one side of the pasture boarders a river that side does not need to be fenced. if the side perpendicular to the river must be twice as long as the side parallel to the river, what are the dimensions of ...
*July 6, 2013 by Anonymous*

**rectangular area **

mark wants to fence a area 240 sq feet for his dog the fence is 24 feet long then how wide will the fence be
*January 19, 2011 by anthony*

**Math**

A farmer wants to fence in part of her land so that her chickens will have their own little area. If she only has 28 feet of fence, what is the area of the largest pen that she can build in square feet?
*August 2, 2012 by Abiagil*

**college math 201**

i have 50 feet of fence and the house will be the fourth side. i want a rectangular fence as big as possible. what re the dimensions?
*May 8, 2011 by don*

**Math**

Jennifer plans to fence a rectangular area around her rectangular swimming pool. The total area enclosed by the fence, including the pool, should be 5 times the area of the pool alone. The pool is 20 feet by 17 feet. What is the total area enclosed by the fence?
*November 19, 2012 by Vic*

**math**

Vitaly and Jen have 24m of fencing to enclose a vegetable garden at the back of their house. What are the dimensions of the largest rectangular garden they could enclose with this length of fencing?
*March 7, 2009 by izzy*

**math**

A farmer needs to fence a rectangular piece of land.She wants the length of the field to be 55 feet longer than the width. If she has 1310 feet of fencing material, what should be the length and the width of the field?
*January 24, 2013 by stephanie*

**Precalculus help fast**

a farmer has available 1032 feet of fencing and wishes to enclose a rectangular area. If x represents the width of the rectangle for what value of x is the area the largest A) 256.5 feet b) 258 feet c) 256 feet d) 257 feet please show work! i need help fast
*March 29, 2010 by Arielt*

**College Algebra**

A rancher wishes to enclose a rectangular partitioned corral with 1932 feet of fencing. What dimensions of the corral would enclose the largest possible area? Find the maxium area.
*October 4, 2013 by Diane*

**math**

1. A farmer had several pens out by the barn. He had used 17 lenghts of fence to make the pens, but now he needs to use six of those fence lengths for another project. He wants to remove six fence lenghts but still have two square pens remaing. Which lenghts should he remove?
*December 4, 2009 by fko*

**Calculus Follow Up**

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 also: If the interior fencing is $3.00 per foot ...
*April 10, 2013 by Henry*

**math help please**

I had 12 of these problems got thru all but the last one. I need to show the steps The Parkhursts used 160 yd of fencing to enclose a rectangular corral to divide it into two paths by a fence parallel to one of the shorter sides. Find the dimensions of the corral if its area ...
*December 5, 2007 by sam*

**Algebra**

We are studying quadratic functions. Suppose you have 80 feet of fence to enclose a rectangular garden. The function A= 40x-x2 gives you the area of the garden in square feet where x is the width in feet. What width gives you the maximum gardening area?
*April 3, 2013 by Britney*

**Algebra**

Suppose a farmer has 120 feet of fencing to make a rectangular barnyard enclosure. If the enclosure is x feet long, express the area A of the enclosure as a function of the length x.
*June 22, 2009 by Angie*

**Math**

If Steve has 120 feet of fence to make a rectangular kennel and he will use his house on one side, how would the dimensions be found for a kennel with the greatest area be found?
*February 1, 2009 by Anonymous*

**Math**

Suppose a farmer has 120 feet of fencing to make a rectangular barnyard enclosure. If the enclosure is x feet long, express the area A of the enclosure as a function of the length x. Briefly explain.
*June 17, 2009 by Breanna*

**Math**

You have 192 feet of fencing to enclose a rectangular plot that borders on a river. If you do not fence the side along the river, find the length and width of the plot that will maximize the area. Find the largest area that can be covered and the length of each side
*March 7, 2013 by Ryan*

**deer hunting**

how many feet of fence needed to enclose 6000 acres
*January 25, 2011 by Rema*

**Calculus 1**

A rectangular field is enclosed by a fence and seperated into two parts by a fence parallel to one of the sides. If 600 m of fencing is available, what should the dimensions be so that the area is a maximum?
*March 8, 2012 by Jasmine*

**Math**

The Kulas have decided to enclose their rectangular garden. The length of the garden is 8 meters, and 30 meters of fencing is needed to enclose the garden. What is the width of the garden?
*May 2, 2014 by Christopher*

**Intermediate Algebra**

your house sits on a rectangular lot that has a perimeter of 320 feet. you want to fence the two sides and the back of your lot. your neighbor on the back end wants to have a concrete frence that costs $16 per foot. your side neighbors do not want such an expensive fence and ...
*November 19, 2012 by nicole*

**math**

mr.king, the owner of good morning groceries, wants to make a fence aea to put his carts in at night.he has 68 feet of fencing.what is the largest rectangular area he can fence? ( use only whole numbers)
*February 10, 2011 by jay*

**shortest fence**

this is my last question from applications of derivatives! A 216m^2 rectangular pea patch is to be enclosed by a fence and divided into two equal parts by another fence parallel to one of the sides. What dimensions for the outer rectangle will require the smallest total length...
*November 18, 2006 by Jen*

**Pre-calc**

a rectangular yard is to be enclosed by a new fence on 3 sides and by an existing fence on the fourth side. the amount of new fencing to be used is 160 feet
*September 10, 2013 by kelly*

**Pre-calc**

a rectangular yard is to be enclosed by a new fence on 3 sides and by an existing fence on the fourth side. the amount of new fencing to be used is 160 feet
*September 10, 2013 by kelly*

**calculus (optimization)**

a rectangular study area is to be enclosed by a fence and divided into two equal parts, with the fence running along the division parallel to one of the sides. if the total area is 384 square feet, find the dimensions of the study area that will minimize the total length of ...
*November 30, 2013 by yareli*

**Pre Calculus**

He needs two adjacent rectangular enclosures - he has 300 feet of fencing. a. find a function that models the total area of enclosures with respect to the width of the enclosures. b. write your function in vertex form using the vertex formula. c. what is the largest area that ...
*September 29, 2013 by emily*

**calculus**

A landscape architect wishes to enclose a rectangular garden on one side by a brick wall costing $30/ft and on the other three sides by a metal fence costing $20/ft. If the area of the garden is 2,000 ft2, find the dimensions of the garden that minimize the cost. ?= (ft of ...
*October 26, 2010 by Anonymous*

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