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    The management of a large store has 800 feet of fencing to fence in a rectangular storage yard using the building as one side of the yard. If fencing is used for the remaining sides, find the area of the largest possible yard.

    A long sheet of metal, one foot wide(12 inc) is to be turned up at both sides to make a horizontal gutter with vertical sides(90 degree angles). How many inches should be turned up at each side for maximum carrying capacity?

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    This provides two examples of optimization problems.