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**Math Calculus**

Three sides of a fence and an existing wall form a rectangular enclosure. The total length of a fence used for the three sides is 240 ft. Let x be the length of two sides perpendicular to the wall as shown. Write an equation of area A of the enclosure as a function of the ...

*August 19, 2010 by Livia*

**clemson**

A farmer wants to make three identical rectangular enclosures along a straight river, as in the diagram shown below. If he has 1680 yards of fence, and if the sides along the river need no fence, what should be the dimensions of each enclosure if the total area is to be ...

*October 6, 2014 by john*

**College Math**

farmer wishes to fence a rectangular area along the river bank. No fence is required on the side adjacent to the river. The material for the fence costs P16.00 per meter for the side parallel to the river, P12.00 per meter for the side perpendicular to the river. The farmer ...

*August 25, 2010 by J*

**PreCalculus**

Three sides of a fence and an existing wall form a rectangular enclosure. The total length of a fence used for the three sides is 160 feet. Find the value(s) for which the area is 2800 square feet.

*January 13, 2010 by Bri*

**Calculus 12 Optimization**

A farmer wishes to make two rectangular enclosures with no fence along the river and a 10m opening for a tractor to enter. If 1034 m of fence is available, what will the dimension of each enclosure be for their areas to be a maximum?

*May 19, 2011 by K.lee*

**Calc.**

Please help solve this, A farmer has 600m of fence and wants to enclose a rectangular field beside a river. Determine the dimensions of the fence field in which the maximum area is enclosed. (Fencing s required on only three sides: those that aren't next to the river.)

*March 2, 2010 by Sarah*

**Math**

1. A gardener has 140 feet of fencing to fence in a rectangular vegetable garden. Find the dimensions of the largest area he can fence. Find the possible rectangular area he can enclose. 2. Suppose a farmer has a large piece of land and he wants to make a rectangular fence for...

*August 13, 2014 by Regina*

**calculus**

You have been hired by a farmer to design a fenced-in rectangular enclosure for emus. The emus will require 720 square feet of area in which to roam, and the fence will cost 20 dollars per foot. The rectangular area will adjoin an existing wall, so a fence is only needed on ...

*November 17, 2015 by carl*

**calculus**

a farmer wishes to fence off a rectangular plot of land, using an existing wall as one of the sides . the total are enclosed must be 600 square yards. the fence on the side parallel to the wall will cost 20$ per yard, while the fences on the other side will cost 30$ per yard. ...

*April 2, 2014 by tttt*

**algebra**

A farmer wishes to fence in 3 different breeds of animals in a rectangular area and keep all the breeds in separate areas. If the farmer has 144 feet of fence what is the maximum area he can fence in? Type in your answer to the nearest whole number

*March 2, 2015 by Nikalina*

**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**

rectangular area for cattle and uses a straight portion of a river as one side of the rectangle, as illustrated in the figure. Note that there is no fence along the river. If the farmer has 16001600 feet of fence, find the dimensions for the rectangular area that...

*April 24, 2016 by John*

**Calculus 1 optimization**

A farmer wants to fence an area of 6 million square feet in a rectangular field and then divide it in half with a fence parallel to one of the sides of the rectangle. What should the lengths of the sides of the rectangular field be so as to minimize the cost of the fence? ft (...

*November 5, 2015 by TayB*

**AP Calculus AB**

The fence around Wayne Manor (a rectangular plot of land) is going to be replaced. No fence will be required for the side lying along Gotham river. If the new wrought iron fence costs $12 per meter for the side parallel to the river and $4 per meter for the other two sides, ...

*December 11, 2016 by Stephen*

**College Algebra (Word Problem)**

A rectangular eld is to be fenced o along the bank of a river; no fence is required along the bank of the river. The material for the fence costs 8 dollars per running foot for the two ends and 16 dollars per running foot for the side parallel to the river. If the area of the...

*October 19, 2014 by Mathew*

**Calculus**

A fence must be built in a large field to enclose a rectangular area of 25,600m^2. One side of the area is bounded by n existing fence, so no fence is needed for that side. Materials for the fence cost $3 per meter for the two ends and $1.50 per meter for the side opposite of ...

*March 24, 2016 by Dante*

**calculus**

if a farmer has 100 feet of fence and wants to make a rectangular pigpen, one side of which is along existing straight fence.What dimensions should be used in order to maximize the area of the pen?

*December 12, 2011 by fareha*

**Math**

A farmer has 2,400 feet of fencing and wants to fence off a rectangular field that borders a straight river. He needs no fence along the river. Write the function that will produce the largest area if x is the short side of the rectangle.

*March 5, 2015 by Gary*

**college Algebra**

A rectangular fence is to be built along a river using the river as one side of the fence.the cost of the fencing for the two ends is $8 per sq ft and the cost of the fencing for the side running parallel to the river is $12 per sq ft. If you have $3600 to spend on purchasing ...

*April 15, 2014 by Tom*

**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*

**College Cal 1**

A farmer wants to fence off a rectangular field of area 15000 square feet using barbed wire fencing. SInce the opposite of the road is a corn-field, he wants a two-strand fence along the road, and one strand on each of the other three sides. What are the dimensions of the ...

*April 14, 2014 by DJ*

**Math (Quadratic Equations)**

A field is bound on one side by a river. A farmer wants to enclose the other three sides of the field with fence in order to create a rectangular plot of land for his cows. If the farmer has 400m of fence to work with, determine the maximum possible area of the field and the ...

*May 7, 2014 by Sarah*

**Algebra**

Word Problems: 1. A farmer has 2400 feet of fencing and wants to fence off a rectangular field that borders a straight river. If he needs no fence along the river, what are the dimensions of the field that he can fence with the largest area? Find the area of the field. 2. If ...

*August 13, 2014 by Piper*

**Algebra 2**

2. a farmer has 400 meters of fence with which to enclose a portion of land. the farmer wants to enclose a rectangular piece of ground that is as large as possible. the land is bordered by water on two sides. There are three options for the farmer Option 1) have two sides ...

*May 30, 2014 by monni*

**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*

**area and perimeter**

a farmer wishes to build a fence around a rectangular field and divide it into two equal parts as well.the dividing fence must be parallel to one of the side of the field. you are asked to find dimension of the field of maximum area that you can fence and divide in two equal ...

*February 13, 2014 by malobisa*

**Math**

A farmer wishes to put a fence around a rectangular field and then divide the field into three rectangular plots by placing two fences parallel to one of the sides. If the farmer can afford only 1600 yards of fencing, what dimensions will give the maximum rectangular area? yd(...

*July 11, 2013 by Kelsie*

**Algebra**

A rectangular pen with one side along a river will be bounded by a fence on the other three sites. If 600m of fence are available, what the dimensions of the rectangle should be in order to enclose maximum area and how much this area is?

*February 26, 2017 by Anonymous*

**Algebra 2**

a farmer has 400 meters of fence with which to enclose a portion of land. the farmer wants to enclose a rectangular piece of ground that is as large as possible. the land is bordered by water on two sides. There are three options for the farmer Option 1) have two sides ...

*May 29, 2014 by Jim*

**math**

A rectangular play yard is to be constructed along the side of a house by erecting a fence on three sides, using house wall as the fourth wall. Find the demensions that produce the play yard of maximum area if 20 meters of fence is available for the project.

*September 19, 2011 by fifi*

**Calculus**

ABC Daycare wants to build a fence to enclose a rectangular playground. The area of the playground is 900 square feet. The fence along three of the sides costs $5 per foot and the fence along the fourth side, which will be made of brick, costs $10 per foot. Find the length of ...

*April 13, 2014 by John*

**Math**

A farmer wants to create a rectangular pen in order to raise chickens. Because of the location of the pen, the fence on the north and south sides of the rectangle will cost $5 per metre to construct whereas the fence on the east and west sides will cost $20 per metre. If the ...

*March 16, 2016 by Emily J*

**Grade 11 Math**

A rectangular dog run is to be enclosed by a fence and then divided into two smaller rectangular areas by a fence parallel to one of the sides. If 54m of fence is available, find the dimensions of the dog run of greatest possible area. State the total area

*April 26, 2011 by Stacy*

**MATH**

A farmer wants to fence a small rectangular yard next to a barn. Fence for side parallel to the barn will cost 50 per foot and the fence for the other two sides will cost20 per foot. The farmer has a total of 2000 dollars to spend on the project. Find the dimensions for the ...

*October 23, 2016 by LAY*

**Math**

Tiffany is constructing a fence around a rectangular tennis court. She must use 300 feet of fencing. The fence must enclose all four sides of the court. Regulation states that the length of the fence enclosure must be at least 80 feet and the width must be at least 40 feet. ...

*July 2, 2015 by Lily*

**algebra**

Maria’s garden has 24 meters of fence and she wants to fence the rectangular garden with wall on one side of the garden. She needs no fence along the wall side. Find the largest area of the Maria’s farm that can be fenced.

*October 23, 2014 by delisia*

**algebra2**

A farmer has 600 yards of fence. He will use some of the fence to enclose a rectangular area. He will use the rest divide the area into two congruent rectangles. What is the value of x that results in largest area? What is the largest area that the farmer can enclose? What are...

*March 20, 2013 by regina*

**calculus**

A fence is to be built to enclose a rectangular area of 210 square feet. The fence along three sides is to be made of material that costs 3 dollars per foot, and the material for the fourth side costs 14 dollars per foot. Find the dimensions of the enclosure that is most ...

*November 3, 2010 by Anonymous*

**Calculus 1**

A fence is to be built to enclose a rectangular area of 220 square feet. The fence along three sides is to be made of material that costs 6 dollars per foot, and the material for the fourth side costs 13 dollars per foot. Find the dimensions of the enclosure that is most ...

*October 31, 2011 by Olivia*

**Calculus**

A fence is to be built to enclose a rectangular area of 310 square feet. The fence along three sides is to be made of material that costs 4 dollars per foot, and the material for the fourth side costs 12 dollars per foot. Find the dimensions of the enclosure that is most ...

*April 30, 2014 by JAY Z*

**Math**

A fence is to be built to enclose a rectangular area of 310 square feet. The fence along three sides is to be made of material that costs 3 dollars per foot, and the material for the fourth side costs 14 dollars per foot. Find the dimensions of the enclosure that is most ...

*December 11, 2014 by Jacob*

**Math**

A fence is to be built to enclose a rectangular area of 310 square feet. The fence along three sides is to be made of material that costs 3 dollars per foot, and the material for the fourth side costs 14 dollars per foot. Find the dimensions of the enclosure that is most ...

*December 11, 2014 by Benjamin*

**Calculus**

A fence is to be built to enclose a rectangular area of 280 square feet. The fence along three sides is to be made of material that costs 6 dollars per foot, and the material for the fourth side costs 15 dollars per foot. Find the length L and width W (with W<= L) of the ...

*November 2, 2009 by Z32*

**Math: Calculus**

A fence is to be built to enclose a rectangular area of 230 square feet. The fence along three sides is to be made of material that costs 5 dollars per foot, and the material for the fourth side costs 15 dollars per foot. Find the dimensions of the enclosure that is most ...

*November 1, 2010 by REALLY NEED HELP!!!*

**Math 115**

A fence is to be built to enclose a rectangular area of 320 square feet. The fence along three sides is to be made of material that costs 6 dollars per foot, and the material for the fourth side costs 14 dollars per foot. Find the dimensions of the enclosure that is most ...

*March 26, 2015 by Zack*

**Math**

A farmer has $2400 to spend to fence two rectangular pastures.The local contractor will build the fence at a cost of $6.25/m. What is the largest area that the farmer can have fenced for that price?

*January 22, 2009 by gagan*

**Math**

a farmer wants to put a fence around a rectangular field and then divide the field into three rectangular plots by placing two fences parallel to one of the sides. if the farmer can only afford 1000 yards of fencing, what dimensions will give the maximum rectangular area?

*January 22, 2012 by Mary*

**Math**

A man uses 60m of fencing to make 3sides of a rectangular fence,the fourth being the wall,if the area enclosed is 448m^2 .Find the possible length of the sides of the fence.

*March 28, 2016 by Kuteesa*

**Math**

A farmer with 8000 meters of fencing wants to enclose a rectangular plot that borders on a river. If the farmer does not fence the side along the river, what is the largest area that can be enclosed? Does that mean I have to consider it a triangle?

*September 12, 2009 by muffy*

**Math**

A fence is to be built to enclose a rectangular area of 200 square feet. The fence along three sides is to be made of material that costs 3 dollars per foot, and the material for the fourth side costs 13 dollars per foot. Find the length L and the width W (with W less than or ...

*March 23, 2011 by Thomas*

**calc**

A farmer intends to fence o a rectangular pen for his pig Wilbur, using the barn as one of the sides. If the enclosed area is to be 50 square feet, what is smallest amount of fence needed, in feet?

*November 9, 2014 by Angela*

**calculus**

the fence around a rectangular compound costs $4 a foot for three of the four sides. the fourth side is the wall of a building, so no fence is needed for that side. we will call the distance of the fence parallel to the wall w for width and the two other sides d for depth. a) ...

*June 29, 2016 by kristi*

**math**

a farmer is building a fence around his yard. one side of the fence will be the side of his barn , the other three sides will be made of wood. He has enough materials for 120m of fence, what is the maximum area he can enclose ? what are the dimensions which give this area

*May 14, 2011 by melissa*

**math**

a farmer is building a fence around his yard. one side of the fence will be the side of his barn , the other three sides will be made of wood. He has enough materials for 120m of fence, what is the maximum area he can enclose ? what are the dimensions which give this area

*May 15, 2011 by melissa*

**Derivative-Optimization Problems**

You plan to enclosed part of a rectangular farmland with a fence. Since one side of it is bounded by a river, you only need to fence the other three sides. if you have enough budget to buy 600m of fencing material, what is the largest area you can enclose?

*February 22, 2017 by Liv*

**calculus**

Sam has 1200 feet of fencing and wants to fence off a rectangular field that borders a straight river. He needs no fence along the river. Express the area of the field as a function of its dimension. Find the dimensions of the field that has the largest area.

*December 7, 2015 by hartati*

**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*

**Calculus 1**

a rectangular storage area is to be constructed along the sides of a tall building. A security fence is required along the three remaining sides of the area. What is the maximum area that can be enclosed with 1000m fencing?

*May 20, 2014 by Ally*

**Calculus**

a rectangular storage area is to be constructed along the sides of a tall building. A security fence is required along the three remaining sides of the area. What is the maximum area that can be enclosed with 1000m fencing?

*May 20, 2014 by Ally*

**Calculus**

a rectangular storage area is to be constructed along the sides of a tall building. A security fence is required along the three remaining sides of the area. What is the maximum area that can be enclosed with 1000m fencing?

*May 21, 2014 by Kenny*

**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*

**algebra**

A farmer has 25 yards of fencing to make a pig pen. He is going to use the side of the barn as one of the sides of the fence, so he only needs to fence 3 sides. What should be the dimensions of the fence in order to maximize the area?

*February 18, 2015 by kk*

**Math**

There is a long fence along the border of 2 mens property. 1 man is using the existing fence to make a cattle pen. He has 500 ft of fencing. Suppose the pen extends x ft away from the existing fence along the border. Find an expression for the area in terms of x.

*October 26, 2008 by Luke*

**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*

**math: optimising**

I cant figure out this homework question! I need to use optimisation to find the answer but I cant work it out :( There is a rectangular garden which is in need of fencing. Three sides of the 30m wide garden are already fenced. You own an additional 20m of suitable fencing and...

*August 8, 2014 by Fredrick*

**math**

A farmer has 1000ft of fence and wishes to enclose the largest possible area that has four individual square pens bordered by a rectangular pen of a different width on each end. what are the overall dimensions of the fence area with maximum square footage? so far i thought i ...

*December 23, 2009 by matt*

**Algebra**

Farmer Ed has 9,000 meters of fencing, and wants to enclose a rectangular plot that borders on a river. If Farmer Ed does not fence the side along the river, what is the largest area that can be enclosed?

*June 24, 2015 by Janice*

**Math**

Please help with this problem! Brandon wishes to fence in a rectangular area of his lawn for his rabbit. If the measure, in feet, of each side of the enclosure is a positive integer and the perimeter of the enclosure is 70 feet, what is positive difference between the area of ...

*April 7, 2009 by Caroline*

**Calculus - Optimization**

A fence is to be built to enclose a rectangular area of 800 square feet. The fence along 3 sides is to be made of material $4 per foot. The material for the fourth side costs $12 per foot. Find the dimensions of the rectangle that will allow for the most economical fence to be...

*November 17, 2013 by Jess*

**algebra**

Farmer Ed has 9 comma 0009,000 meters of fencing, and wants to enclose a rectangular plot that borders on a river. If Farmer Ed does not fence the side along the river, what is the largest area that can be enclosed?

*June 22, 2015 by Janice*

**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*

**Algebra 2**

a farmer has 400 meters of fence with which to enclose a portion of land. the farmer wants to enclose a rect angular piece of ground that is as large as possible. the land is bordered by water on two sides. There are three options for the farmer Option 1) have two sides ...

*May 29, 2014 by Kenxgaga*

**math**

Ex. 120 m of fencing is to be used to form three sides of a rectangular enclosure , the fourth side being an existing wall . Find the maximum possible area of the enclosure

*February 7, 2014 by saman*

**Year 10 Algebra**

A farmer is building a rectangular garden bed next to a river and has 8 metres worth of fence line to fence it off. I understand that the equation of this would be: A = w(8 - 2w) However, I am unsure what to do next

*September 11, 2014 by Stacy*

**calc**

A farmer wishes to enclose a rectangular pen with area 100 square feet next to a road. The fence along the road is to be reinforced and costs $34 per foot. Fencing that coast $16 per foot can be used for the other three sides. What dimensions for the pen will minimize the cost...

*October 12, 2011 by Andres*

**Calc**

A farmer wishes to enclose a rectangular pen with area 100 square feet next to a road. The fence along the road is to be reinforced and costs $34 per foot. Fencing that coast $16 per foot can be used for the other three sides. What dimensions for the pen will minimize the cost...

*October 12, 2011 by Andres*

**Calc**

A farmer wishes to enclose a rectangular pen with area 100 square feet next to a road. The fence along the road is to be reinforced and costs $34 per foot. Fencing that coast $16 per foot can be used for the other three sides. What dimensions for the pen will minimize the cost...

*October 13, 2011 by Andres*

**Help with maths!**

A rectangular field is surrounded by a fence on three of its sides, and a straight hedge on the fourth side. If the length of the fence is 320m, find the maximum area of the field enclosed. So...how should i do it? Does it matter which of the 'three sides' they are talking ...

*June 19, 2009 by Andrea*

**Math**

A farmer has 36 feet of fence to build a pigpen. He is going to use one of the sides of his barn as a side to the rectangular enclosure. Determine a function A that represents the total area of the enclosed region. What is the maximum area that can be enclosed?

*April 14, 2016 by Kate*

**math**

A farmer wants to fence in three sides of a rectangular field shown below with 880 feet of fencing. The other side of the rectangle will be a river. If the enclosed area is to be maximum, find the dimensions of the field.

*April 29, 2015 by Heritage*

**math**

a farmer has 400 meters of fence with which to enclose a portion of land. the farmer wants to enclose a rect angular piece of ground that is as large as possible. the land is bordered by water on two sides. There are three options for the farmer Option 1) have two sides ...

*May 29, 2014 by monni*

**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*

**math**

A rancher with 7000 yds of fencing wants to enclose a rectangular field that borders a straight highway and then wants to devide it into two plots with a fence parellel to the highway. If no fence is needed along the highway, what is the largest area that the farmer can enclose?

*September 3, 2012 by nick*

**Math**

Ali has a rectangular pool around which he wants to construct a fence. The pool is 10 m long and 6 m wide, and he wants the fence to be 2 m from the edge of the pool on all sides. He want to pave the area around the pool and within the fence. How many square metres of paving ...

*September 5, 2016 by Titin*

**Precalculus**

A farmer has 1000 feet of fencing materials available to fence a rectangular pasture next to a river. If the side along the river does not need to be fenced, what dimensions maximize the enclosed area? What is the maximum enclosed area?

*December 11, 2014 by Eva*

**math**

a gardner wishes to encloe a rectangular 3000 square feet area with bushes on three sides and a fence on the 4th side .If the bushes cost $25.00per foot and the fence costs $10.00 per foot, find the dimensions that minimize the total cost and find the minimum cost

*March 30, 2010 by joelle*

**CALCULUS**

gardner wishes to encloe a rectangular 3000 square feet area with bushes on three sides and a fence on the 4th side .If the bushes cost $25.00per foot and the fence costs $10.00 per foot, find the dimensions that minimize the total cost and find the minimum cost

*March 30, 2010 by JENNY*

**help with math please**

a gardner wishes to encloe a rectangular 3000 square feet area with bushes on three sides and a fence on the 4th side .If the bushes cost $25.00per foot and the fence costs $10.00 per foot, find the dimensions that minimize the total cost and find the minimum cost

*March 30, 2010 by princess*

**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*

**calculus**

A rectangular fence has to be built from both wood and metal so that opposite parallel sides of the fence are made from the same type of material. The wood costs $10 per foot and the metal costs $20 per foot of the fence used. If you only have $400 to spend on material, what ...

*December 8, 2014 by Paige*

**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*

**Algebra 2**

A farmer wants to enclose three sides of a rectangular area that borders a creek. He has 2400 meters of fencing material. What is the maximum area that can be enclosed by the fence?

*May 19, 2011 by Mysty*

**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**

A farmer wants to build a rectangular fence using the side of his barn as one side. He has 200 yards of fencing available. Find the maximum possible area he can enclose with the fence.

*February 21, 2011 by Anonymous*

**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*

**Calculus**

A rancher wants to build a rectangular fence next to a river, using 100 yd of fencing. What dimensions of the rectangle will maximize the area? What is the maximum area? (Note that the rancher should not fence the side next to the river.)

*March 22, 2014 by Anonymous*