# Solution: Find the overall dimensions if the total area of the poster is minimum

A poster is to contain 300 (cm square) of printed matter with margins of 10 cm at the top and bottom and 5 cm at each side. Find the overall dimensions if the total area of the poster is minimum.

#### Problem Statement: EE Board April 1997

A poster is to contain 300 (cm square) of printed matter with margins of 10 cm at the top and bottom and 5 cm at each side. Find the overall dimensions if the total area of the poster is minimum.
• A. 27.76 cm, 47.8 cm
• B. 20.45 cm, 35.6 cm
• C. 22.24 cm, 44.5 cm
• D. 25.55 cm, 46.7 cm

The overall dimensions of the poster is 22.24 cm x 44.5 cm

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