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A 60 foot by 20 foot garden is enclosed by a fence. To increase the area of the garden, while still using the same fence, its shape is changed to a square. By how many square feet does this enlarge the garden?

 Mar 26, 2020
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Hint:

 

Start by figuring out how long and wide the square will be :D
 

Hope this helped!

 Mar 26, 2020
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Attn: CalTheGreat,

 

Can you give a little more information Cal?

You need to start building a reputation as someone who is actually able to answer questions.

When you have that reputation obscure hints might be considered as good responses.

 

I believe you can do this one so what don't you show us your ability.

Melody  Mar 28, 2020
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Okay, Melody.....

 

Since the new shape has to have the greatest possible side lengths that add up to the perimeter, 160 ft...

The square's side lengths will be 40ft by 40ft

 

The area of the square would be1600 square feet.... let's see how much it enlarged.

1600-1200=400

 

It enlarged by 400 square feet.

 Mar 29, 2020
edited by CalTheGreat  Mar 29, 2020
edited by CalTheGreat  Mar 29, 2020
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That is an impressive answer.  Good work Cal :)

Melody  Mar 29, 2020
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Thanks, Melody :D

CalTheGreat  Mar 29, 2020

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