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A rectangular lot, 54 square yds. in area with a perimeter fence, is divided into 2 rectangular sections by a single connecting fence costing $2.00/yd. the perimeter fence costs $5.00/yd. Find the dimensions of the lot which minimizes the cost of fencing.

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This shows the dimensions of a lot with the given characteristics that minimizes the fencing required

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Suppose the length of the rectangle is x and width is y.
we have xy=54 and y=54/x
The total length of the fence has two possibilities.
1. The length of the single ...

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