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Dimensions of a patio

If John has 300 feet of lumber to frame a rectangular patio (the perimeter of a rectangle is 2 times length plus 2 times width). He wants to maximize the area of his patio (area of a rectangle is length times width). What should the dimensions of the patio be? How do I set up this equation?

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This shows how to find the dimensions of a patio to fit a given word problem.