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A farmer has a rectangular field with dimensions 2m+7 and m-2. If the field has an area of 51 square units, what is the value of m?

 

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 Dec 5, 2022
edited by Keihaku  Dec 5, 2022
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Easy...

(2m+7)((m-2) = 51

 

The factors of 51 are 1,3,17,51.

 

When looking further we can see that 3 and 17 fill the requirements if m = 5.

So the answer is m = 5.

( Please tell me if my answer is incorrect) 

coolcheekylaughwink

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Also correct, thank you!

Keihaku  Dec 5, 2022

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