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The management of a large store wishes to add a fenced in rectangular storage yard of 20000 ft^2 using the building as one side of the yard. Find the minimum amount of fencing that must be used to enclose the remaining 3 sides of the yard.
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ERoseM Group Title
The management of a large store wishes to add a fenced in rectangular storage yard of 20000 ft^2 using the building as one side of the yard. Find the minimum amount of fencing that must be used to enclose the remaining 3 sides of the yard.
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

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dw:1352078429334:dw
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ERoseM Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay, I am confused on what formula to use
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robtobey Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Called away a short time ago. area = h*w, 20000= h*w perimeter = 2h + w Solve 20000 = h*w for w and plug the result into the RHS of the perimeter equation. Take the derivative of the resulting RHS, set the derivative expression to zero and solve for h.
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robtobey Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You're welcome and thank you for the medal. If you have access to the Mathematica 8 program, then this problem could have been solved using the Constrained Optimization function, Minimize: \[\text{Minimize}[\{2h+w,w h==20000,w>0,h>0\},\{w,h\}] \]\[\{400,\{w\to 200,h\to 100\}\} \] The 400 is the minimum perimeter value. No knowledge of the Calculus required with this approach.
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Oh, okay, thanks I didn't know about that! Thank you !
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