A farmer has sixty meters of fence with which to build a rectangular animal run as shown for her cows, horses, and pigs. She wants each type of animal to have the same area. What is the largest number of square meters that can be enclosed?
As you can see in the diagram below there are 3 rectangles stacked side-by-side, each rectangle representing one pen for one animal. While attempting this problem, I got the length (horizontal side) of one of the pens as 0 meters and the width as 15 which equates to a grand area of 0 meters^2. I looked for side-lengths because the right lengths would lead you to the largest enclosed area. I have yet to find the solution. The answer choices (in meters) are,
Brute forcing the solution is probably pointless because over half of the possible answers are decimals. Any help with this problem is appreciated.