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A gardener uses exactly 500 feet of fencing to completely enclose a rectangular area in her backyard. If the width of her garden is 60 feet less than the length, what will be the area of her garden, in square feet?

 Jul 9, 2022
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Let the length = x  and the width x - 60

 

perimeter =  2x + 2 (x - 60)  = 500

 

2x + 2x - 120  = 500

 

4x  = 500 + 120

 

4x   = 620

 

x =  620 / 4  =   155

 

x - 60  = 155 - 60  =   95

 

Area = 155 * 95  =  14725 ft^2

 

 

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 Jul 10, 2022

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