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wilkes2 wrote:I need to optimize a fence within a fenced area. There needs to be 6 feet between the two and I have 1000 feet of fence to build both fences. I have tried assigning variables in terms of l and w along with l-12 and w-12 but I always get stuck.
wilkes2 wrote:The problem: You have 1000 feet of fencing to build an fence surrounded by another fence with 6 feet of space between. What is the maximum area of an enclosure you can build?
Basically it is a square within a square. I have tried to assign variables with the inner polygon as L and W and the outside variables as L+6 and W+6.
wilkes2 wrote:However, everytime I try to solve for either L or W...