Looking for a hint on this one. Right now a bit clueless on how to proceed.
ABCD is a rectangular piece of land and XY is a wall. A fence 60 meters long is used to fence up the land. Find the length and the breadth of the rectangular piece of land when the area is maximum.
I denoted AB = p and BC = q.
Am I on the right track. I don't see any other data to use here. Can you please provide a hint on how to proceed.
Thanks @TheEmptySet. Guess I blanked out at the final dash. I didn't simplify the expression and just didn't think the problem through. And didn't know about the vertex formula. You explained it really well. Thanks a lot. Learned some great new stuff today!