(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A farmer is planning to build six adjoining rectangular pens of equal size to house his hens, as shown in the diagram. He only has 180m of fencing, however, and he wants to make the pens as large as possible. Find the maximum area he could make each pen.

The diagram is basically six rectangles joined together, three above three, if you can imagine this.

2. Relevant equations

P= 6x + 4y??

3. The attempt at a solution

I got a little bit confused after beginning with:

P= 6x + 4y

Not sure if I'm headed in the right direction. Could someone help me answer this please? :)

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