Madeline H.

asked • 04/14/21

Calculus Problem

A fence is to be built to enclose a rectangular area of 320 square feet. The fence along three sides is to be made of material that costs 3 dollars per foot, and the material for the fourth side costs 14 dollars per foot. Find the dimensions of the enclosure that result in the enclosure having the minimum cost to construct.

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Madeline H.

So when you get 3w+3w+3l+17l=6w+17l, I added like terms to get 6w+17l=6w+17l which would end up being zero. What would I do to find the dimensions with that equation?


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