Related Topics:

More Lessons for Calculus

Math Worksheets

A series of free Calculus Videos.

Optimization Problem #4 - Max Area Enclosed by Rectangular Fence

Maximizing the Area of Rectangular Fence

Using Calculus / Derivatives.

In this video, I show how a farmer can find the maximum area of a rectangular pen that he can construct given 500 feet of fencing. We can actually solve this quite easily using algebra but here I am trying to show the overall process that we use on maximization / minimization problems.

I find the maximum volume of a box made from a 2ft x 2ft piece of metal when corners of equal size are removed and then the sides of the box are folded up.

In this video, we have a certain amount of material with which to make a cylindrical can. We have to find the radius and height that would maximize the volume of the can.

In this video, we take a piece of wire, cut it into two piece (not necessarily equal!) and form those pieces into two squares. What is the minimum area enclosed by the the two squares?

Try the free Mathway calculator and
problem solver below to practice various math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own
problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.

We welcome your feedback, comments and questions about this site or page. Please submit your feedback or enquiries via our Feedback page.

data-ad-region="y21">