A farmer has 336 ft of fencing and wants to build two identical pens for his prize-winning pigs. The pens will be arranged as shown. Determine the dimensions of a pen that will maximize its area.
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Fencing = 3x + 4y
336 = 3x + 4y
Area = 2xy
A = 2xy
x = (336-4y) / 3
A = 2[(336-4y)/3] y
Find dA/dy and equate to 0. solve for y.
I dont understand this part:
x = (336-4y) / 3 A = 2[(336-4y)/3] y Find dA/dy and equate to 0. solve for y.
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i rearranged the fencing equation in terms of x and subbed it into the area equation.
find the derivative of A with respect to y.
make it equal 0.
solve for y.
sub y into original equation and solve for x.
I dont know deriatives yet!
pls help me! I have to study for my final exam!!!
instead of taking the derivative, find the vertex of the quadratic equation.
ok! I will try and call for you when I dont get it!