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Planning is in progress for a fenced, rectangular playground with an area of 1,600 square meters. The graph above shows the perimeter, in meters, as a function of the length of the playground. The length of the playground should be how many meters to minimize the perimeter and, therefore, the amount of fencing needed to enclose the playground?

A. 10
B. 40
C. 60
D. 160
E. 340


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Lowest point on the graph is 40, 160
i.e. Length = 40 and Perimeter = 160

This is lowest for both Length as well as perimeter.

Answer B.

But this looks like a trick question and may have some hidden meaning :roll:
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Planning is in progress for a fenced, rectangular playground with an area of 1,600 square meters. The graph above shows the perimeter, in meters, as a function of the length of the playground. The length of the playground should be how many meters to minimize the perimeter and, therefore, the amount of fencing needed to enclose the playground?

A. 10
B. 40
C. 60
D. 160
E. 340


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Lowest point on the graph(40,160) where 40 is the length and 160 is perimeter.
So length should be 40
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Among all rectangles of given area, the square has the least perimeter.

Given Area = \(1600 m^2\)
For perimeter to be least, it should be square with side a.
\(a^2=1600m^2\)
\(a=40 m\)
\(Perimeter =4a =4*40 =160 m\)
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Answer is B. The graph seems a distraction as you can backsolve to get an answer. Also Square has the least perimeter when it comes to Polygons so B jumps out at you
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New post 14 Aug 2018, 23:32
bangu wrote:
Lowest point on the graph is 40, 160
i.e. Length = 40 and Perimeter = 160

This is lowest for both Length as well as perimeter.

Answer B.

But this looks like a trick question and may have some hidden meaning :roll:



To minimize perimeter i.e the rectangle must become a square
Therefore a^2=1600 . =>a=40
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