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Sheet # 70 Critical Thinking

Name: _____________________ Date_____________

Show and explain your work. Draw pictures or make tables to explain your answer.

A farmer has 96 meters of fencing. If she wants to build a rectangular garden along the side of a stream as shown, what are the lengths
of the three sides that will give her the largest garden? Remember that the lengths of the three sides of the garden have to add up to 96
meters. The fourth side of the garden is formed by the stream.

Answer for sheet # 70

By cut and try. The three side are 24m, 48 m, and 24m

Area = 48 m x 24 m = 1152 sq. m