Algebra Quiz 4

A farmer has an adjustable electric fence that is 100 metres long. He uses this fence to enclose a rectangular grazing area on three sides, the fourth side being a fixed hedge. Find the maximum area he can enclose.

Problem taken from L Bostock and S Chandler, Stanley Thornes Publishers Ltd, 1980.

Solution:

  • PDF of the solution
  • Xlsx file for calculating the area of polygons and plotting the quadratic function
  • Wolfram Perimeter – Area

      • Video
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