# A rectangular page is to contain 16 square inches of print. The margins on each side are 1 inch. Find the dimensions of the page such that the least amount of paper is used?

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(Answer should be small and large)

(Answer should be small and large)

##### 1 Answer

For the least usage of paper, the reqd. dimns. of the page, are,

#### Explanation:

Let **length** of printed rectangular region of the page.

Since, the **Area** of the printed rectangular region has to be

sq.in., we find that, the width of the prited portion must be

inch.

Now, the margin of

length of the page must be

(16/l+2)# inch.

These give us, the Area of the page

To find the least amt. of paper, we need to minimise

Knowing that, for

Thus, for the least usage of paper, the reqd. dimns. of the page, are,

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