A rancher wants to fence in an area of 1,000,000 square feet in a rectangular field and then divide it in half with a fence down the middle parallel to one side. Find a function that models the amount of fencing in terms of the width of the field, w, where w is the measurement of the fence down the middle of the field.

Accepted Solution

Answer:   f(w) = 3w + 2,000,000/wStep-by-step explanation:We know that the area of a rectangle is the product of its length and width:   A = LWFilling in the given values lets us write an expression for the length of the field.   1,000,000 = Lw   L = 1,000,000/wSince there are 3 fences of length w and two of length L, the total perimeter fence length is the sum ...   f(w) = 3w + 2(1,000,000)/wCombining the constants, we have a function for the perimeter fence length in terms of the width of the field:   f(w) = 3w +2,000,000/w