Calculus

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The management of the UNICO department store has decided to enclose an 870 ft2 area outside the building for displaying potted plants and flowers. One side will be formed by the external wall of the store, two sides will be constructed of pine boards, and the fourth side will be made of galvanized steel fencing. If the pine board fencing costs $4/running foot and the steel fencing costs $2/running foot, determine the dimensions of the enclosure that can be erected at minimum cost. (Round your answers to one decimal place.)

  1. Steve

    If the steel side is x, then

    xy = 870
    and the cost

    c = 2x+4*2y

    so, sub in x or y and find dc/dx or dc/dy

  2. Anonymous

    98

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