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− | We need the same perimeter as a 60 by 20 rectangle, but the greatest area we can get. right now the perimeter is 160. To get the greatest area while keeping a perimeter of 160, the sides should all be 40. that means an area of 1600. Right now, the area is 20 times 60 which is 1200. 1600-1200=400 which is D. | + | We need the same perimeter as a <math>60</math> by <math>20</math> rectangle, but the greatest area we can get. right now the perimeter is <math>160</math>. To get the greatest area while keeping a perimeter of <math>160</math>, the sides should all be <math>40</math>. that means an area of <math>1600</math>. Right now, the area is <math>20 \times 60</math> which is <math>1200</math>. <math>1600-1200=400</math> which is <math>\boxed{D}</math>. |
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
Latest revision as of 14:17, 13 March 2021
Problem
A rectangular garden 60 feet long and 20 feet wide is enclosed by a fence. To make the garden larger, while using the same fence, its shape is changed to a square. By how many square feet does this enlarge the garden?
Solution
We need the same perimeter as a by rectangle, but the greatest area we can get. right now the perimeter is . To get the greatest area while keeping a perimeter of , the sides should all be . that means an area of . Right now, the area is which is . which is .
See Also
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