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eownby77

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I started out with (2x)(2y) = 600 for the area. Solved for y to get y= 300/2x. What I don't get is that there are going to be two side lengths, and 3 of them will cost less than one. Would I maximize the dimensions to find the minimum costs? You can't just set it up with 3 sides being the same, because then it wouldn't be a rectangle.

The first derivative I think is 2 - 300/x^2. Critical points: d.n.e. at x=0, after setting 2-300/x^2, x= square root of 150

I don't know how to find the domain, or where I should go from there.