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A farmer decides to enclose a rectangular garden, using the side of a barn as one side of the rectangle. What is the maximum area that the farmer can...

A farmer decides to enclose a rectangular garden, using the side of a barn as one side of the rectangle. What is the maximum area that the farmer can enclose with 100 ft. of fence? What should the dimensions of the garden be to give this area?
The maximum area that the farmer can enclose with 100 ft. of fence is ____ sq. ft.
The dimension of the garden to give this area is 50 ft. by _____ ft.

This question was asked on May 23, 2010.

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