A farmer has 600 feet of fencing with which to enclose a rectangular plot. What is the maximum area he can enclose?
Hint: Find a model for the area of the rectangular plot and maximize by completing the square© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 4:46 pm ad1c9bdddf
First let's find the function we want to maximize.
Le x and y be sides of a rectangular plot. We know that its perimeter has to be 600 feet.
The maximum area of a fenced enclosure is found by completing the square.