Hello, I have been studying the concepts of minimums and maximum values. However, I have a word problem that is really giving me a hard time and I would appreciate some assitance so I will know how to go about solving such a problem in the future.
* A rectangular hole is to be cut in a wall for a vent. If the perimeter of the hole is 48 inches and the length of the diagonal is a minimum, what are the dimensions of the hole?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 4:17 am ad1c9bdddf
Let the width of the rectangular hole be x
Given perimeter = 48
2(length + width) = 48
length + width = 24
length + x ...
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