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The length of the side of the yard parallel to the house is y meters and the lengths of the other two sides are x meters each. What I know is that
Hence y = 60  2x and this allows me to write the area of the yard as a function of one variable x. The area of the yard is
This is the function to maximize. Is that what you got?  


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