posted by regina .
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 the length and the width of the outer fence that will produce the largest total area?
A pig pen is bounded on one side by a barn. The pen is to be enclosed on three sides by a fence, to create a retangular enclosure. The total length of the fence is to be used is 40m. What dimensions are needed to enclose an rea of 198m^3 in the pen?