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A farmer wishes to enclose a pen in the shape of a right triangle with 100 ft of fencing. Set up the equation to find the maximum and minimum dimensions but do not solve the problem.

2. Relevant equations

I know the area for a triangle is simply A=1/2B*H and that the constraint is B+H+C=100 but I dont know how to solve the equation with 4 unknowns. This is a sample test problem but on the test we may also be required to solve it so if someone could help me set it up and solve it I would appreciate it. Thanks

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# Homework Help: Optimization of a fence around a triangular pen

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