# Precalculus

A farmer with 10000 meters of fencing wants to enclose a rectangular field and divide it into two plots with a fence parallel to the sides. What is the largest area that can be enclosed?

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1. He has 10 km of fence to fence in a field on a farm ??
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Let each of the lengths be y
let each of the shorter sides by x
so we need 2y + 3x
2y + 3x = 10000 ---> y = (10000-3x)/2

area = xy
= x(10000-3x)/2
= 5000x - (3/2)x^2
d(area)/dx = 5000-3x
= 0 for a max of area
3x = 5000
x = 5000/3 m or 1666 2/3 m
sub that into area
then area = 4,166,666.667 m^2

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