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Quadratic Equation Word Problem : Maximizing Area of a Rectangle

A field is to be marked off in the shape of a rectangle, with one side formed by a straight river. If 100 feet is available for fencing, find the dimensions of the rectangle of maximum possible area.

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Suppose the side formed by a straight river has length x and the other side has length y. Since 100 feet is available for fencing, we have ...

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Area of a rectangle is maximized using a quadratic equation.

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