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A rancher has 296 feet of fencing to enclose two adjacent rectangular corrals. What dimensions will produce the largest total area?
What is the maximum total area?

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    A=xy
    3x+2y=296
    2y=-3x+296
    y=-1.5x+148

    296=x(-1.5x+148)
    = -1.5x^2+148x-296

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