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4th Edition

James Stewart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337687805

Chapter 1.1, Problem 53E

To determine

**To find:** The function of the area of the rectangle in terms of the length of one of its sides and state its domain.

Expert Solution

The formula for the function that represents the area of the rectangle in terms of its length is

The domain of the function of the area (*A*) of the rectangle in terms of its length is

In case the length is to be larger than the breadth, the domain of *A* is

**Given:**

The perimeter of the rectangle is 20 m.

**Formula used:**

Area of the rectangle, *l*’ is the length of the rectangle and ‘*b*’ is the breadth of the rectangle.

Perimeter of the rectangle, *l*’ is the length of the rectangle and ‘*b*’ is the breadth of the rectangle.

**Calculation:**

Let the length of the rectangle be *l* and the breadth be *b*.

Since the perimeter of the rectangle is 20m,

Express equation (1) in terms of length.

Therefore, the function that represents the area of the rectangle in terms of *l* is

That is,

The domain of *A* is *b* cannot take the negative values. In the case of *l* being larger than *b*, the domain of *A* is