Mathematics

mr. Sanchez has 16 feet of fencing to put around a rectangular garden he wants the garden to have the greatest possible area how long should the size of the garden be


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BettieZumbrunnen

2 years ago Comment

In order to enclose the greatest possible area with the fencing
that he has, Mr. Sanchez should plant the garden inside a circle
with a diameter of  5-ft 1.12-inches.  Its area will be 20.37 square feet.

If it absolutely has to be a rectangle, then he will get the greatest
possible area when it's a square.  So each side will need to be
4-ft, and the area will be 16 square feet.

I don't know how to prove either of these without calculus.
You'll just have to trust me.