I am having trouble finding the minimum perimeter of a rectangle with 3 enclosed sides. I am given the area of the rectangle which is 180m^2. I have no clue how to solve this but here is my attempt
Isolate w, b/c the length of the rectangle would be twice the width when enclosing 3 sides
180=lw l l
sub into the formula for area of a rectangle
i dont know how to solve such an equation my knowledge of order of operations
Jun 8th 2010, 07:31 PM
Please post the exact original problem IN FULL.
Jun 8th 2010, 07:52 PM
Monroe wants to build a 180ft^2 deck against his house. He has to enclose all sides of the deck except the one against his house. What is the minimum length of railing needed?