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    Optimazation help

    hello everyone today my calc class went over optimization but i still do not fully understand it. i've been trying to do the following problem:
    A farmer wants to fence an area of 13.5 million square feet in a rectangular field and then divide it in half with a fence parallel to one of the sides of the rectangle. How can he do this so as to minimize the cost of the fence? (Give the dimensions in increasing order.)
    the main problem im having is that i don't know where to start and what exactly am i finding. any pointers on how to tackle questions like is much appreciated.
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