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What dimensions will maximize the enclosed area?

A farmer has 480 meters of fencing. He wishes to enclose a rectangular plot of land and to divide the plot into three equal rectangles with two parallel lengths of fence down the middle. What dimensions will maximize the enclosed area? Be sure to verify that you have found the maximum enclosed area.

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Dimensions that maximize area are found through differentiation. The solution is detailed and well presented. The response received a rating of "5/5" from the student who originally posted the question.

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