(Solved):A rancher wants to fence in an area of 500,000 square feet in a rectangular field and then divide it in half with a fence down the middle, parallel to one side. What is the shortest length of fence… View Answer…

 

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A rancher wants to fence in an area of 500,000 square feet in a rectangular field and then divide it in half with a fence down the middle, parallel to one side. What is the shortest length of fence that the rancher can use?

 

EXPERT ANSWER

We use what we know about the perimeter of the rectangle to find a condition equation that expresses the length a in terms of the width

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