Area to cost based on parimiter

I have an area A = 2500ft^{2 }of a rectangular fence

the area is found base * height

the base is X and height is H

Each fence post is $25; meaning $100 for all 4 of them

Only 3 of the sides are being fenced, X X and H

it costs $5 per ft on sides of X and $10 on H

C = cost

I am lost as to how to make a formula to tie all this information together. To make a formula in terms of C(x)=

H is something i made up to hold the place of Height the rest are given.

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cost ...

C = 100 + 5x + 5x + 10h = 10x + 10h = 10(x+h)

xh = 2500

solve for h in the second equation, substitute the result in for h in the second equation to get the cost as a function of x

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**blondedude092** I have an area A = 2500ft^{2 }of a rectangular fence

the area is found base * height

the base is X and height is H

Each fence post is $25; meaning $100 for all 4 of them

Only 3 of the sides are being fenced, X X and H

it costs $5 per ft on sides of X and $10 on H

C = cost

I am lost as to how to make a formula to tie all this information together. To make a formula in terms of C(x)=

H is something i made up to hold the place of Height the rest are given.

You can get it all in terms of x using the fact that the area is $\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} 2500\,\textrm{ft}^2 \end{align*}$

$\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} x\,h &= 2500 \\ h &= \frac{2500}{h} \end{align*}$

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So i am getting the equation of C = 100+10(x+(2500/x))

thanks!

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Right. Better to show this way: C = 100 + 10(x^2 + 2500) / x

Cheapest when x = h : $1100 ; do you understand why?

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**Wilmer** Right. Better to show this way: C = 100 + 10(x^2 + 2500) / x

Cheapest when x = h : $1100 ; do you understand why?

Or even $\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} C = \frac{10x^2 + 100x + 25\,000}{x} \end{align*}$

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**Prove It** You can get it all in terms of x using the fact that the area is $\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} 2500\,\textrm{ft}^2 \end{align*}$

$\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} x\,h &= 2500 \\ h &= \frac{2500}{h} \end{align*}$

Typo. You mean, of course,

$\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} x\,h &= 2500 \\ h &= \frac{2500}{x} \end{align*}$

or

$\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} x\,h &= 2500 \\ x &= \frac{2500}{h} \end{align*}$

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**HallsofIvy** Typo. You mean, of course,

$\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} x\,h &= 2500 \\ h &= \frac{2500}{x} \end{align*}$

or

$\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} x\,h &= 2500 \\ x &= \frac{2500}{h} \end{align*}$

Of course, I meant h in terms of x :)