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The perimeter of a paved area being built at a playground is going to be 46 meters. If the length and width are each a whole number of meters, what should the length and width of the area be to cover the greatest possible area? Draw a picture and make an organized list to solve.

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    Did they provide you with any other information, no relation between the side lengths?

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    because, if not, without any restriction on the side lengths, the shape that will give you the largest area will be a square (for reasons you won't discover until calculus).

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