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Reply Thu 9 Dec, 2010 09:06 pm
Determine the dimensions of a rectangular garden which contains six hundred forty-eight square feet if, by making a path three feet wide along one side and end, the area is reduced by one hundred fifty-three square feet.
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Fido
 
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Reply Thu 9 Dec, 2010 09:14 pm
@polarbear69,
polarbear69 wrote:

Determine the dimensions of a rectangular garden which contains six hundred forty-eight square feet if, by making a path three feet wide along one side and end, the area is reduced by one hundred fifty-three square feet.
Nice garden... How is the soil and light???
polarbear69
 
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Reply Thu 9 Dec, 2010 09:30 pm
@Fido,
beautiful, probably. lol
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oolongteasup
 
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Reply Thu 9 Dec, 2010 11:50 pm
@polarbear69,
x times y = 648

3 times x + 3 times (y-3) = 153

substitute and solve the quadratic equation

i'm guessing one side is twice as long as the other
fresco
 
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Reply Fri 10 Dec, 2010 01:18 am
@oolongteasup,
Good guess ! Smile
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