Elenathehomeschooler
  • Elenathehomeschooler
Help please! A farmer has 120 feet of fencing available to build a rectangular pen for her pygmy goats. She wants to give them as much room as possible to run. What are the dimensions of the rectangular pen with the largest area?
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Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
the largest possible rectangle will be a square (all sides are equal) so if she has 120 feet of square fencing, then each of the 4 sides will be 30 feet each so 30ft * 30 ft.
Elenathehomeschooler
  • Elenathehomeschooler
So that would be the answer?
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
yeah.

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Elenathehomeschooler
  • Elenathehomeschooler
@Vocaloid can you help me find the dimensions of the rectangle with maximum area.
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
like i said, 30 feet by 30 feet
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
unless you want a new problem?
Elenathehomeschooler
  • Elenathehomeschooler
so the maximum area would be 900
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
yup!

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