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**[SOLVED] simple optimization problem**

## Homework Statement

find the dimensions of a rectangle with area 1000 m^2 whose perimeter is as small as possible

## Homework Equations

perimeter = 2x + 2y

area = xy

1000 = xy

y= 1000/x

perimeter = 2x + 2(1000/x)

## The Attempt at a Solution

am stuck

any help from anybody?