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Another pen problem A rancher is building a horse pen on

Calculus: Early Transcendentals | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780321570567 | Authors: William L. Briggs, Lyle Cochran, Bernard Gillett ISBN: 9780321570567 2

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Problem 50E

Another pen problem A rancher is building a horse pen on the corner of her property using 1000 ft of fencing. Because of the unusual shape of her property, the pen must be built in the shape of a trapezoid (see figure). a. Determine the lengths of the sides that maximize the area of the pen. b. Suppose there is already a fence along the side of the property opposite the side of ? length y? . Find the lengths of the sides that maximize the area of the pen, using 1000 ft of fencing.

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Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals
Edition: 1
Author: William L. Briggs, Lyle Cochran, Bernard Gillett
ISBN: 9780321570567

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