anonymous
  • anonymous
a pool measuring 14 meters by 24 meters is surrounded by a path of uniform width. if the area of the pool and path combined is 1496meters wha tis the width of the path?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
since you have the total area of the pool and the path combined, and enough information to find the area of the pool, a good place to start this problem would be to find the area of the pool and subtract it from the total area to find the area of the path.
anonymous
  • anonymous
from here it might be helpful to draw a diagram, a small rectangle (the pool) inside a large rectangle (the surrounding path).
anonymous
  • anonymous
label the measurements that you know along the sides of the pool, and call the width of the path x. this would make one side 14+2x and the other side 24+2x.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
ok what would be the answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
how would i find the x
anonymous
  • anonymous
well, you have the total area of the big rectangle, and both lengths in terms of x
anonymous
  • anonymous
could you solve it for me so the width would be?
anonymous
  • anonymous
you can solve it, it's easy from here.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so what do i fill in for x
anonymous
  • anonymous
x is the width of the path. you want to find out what that is. right now you have an equation that is (one side)*(other side)=total area. you have both the sides in terms of x, and the total area is given in the question. all you have to do from there put all the numbers on one side of the equation and have one x on the other side.
anonymous
  • anonymous
do i add or multiply the sides
anonymous
  • anonymous
multiply. it's the equation for the area of a rectangle, which is length times breadth. you only add the sides together to find perimeters.
anonymous
  • anonymous
i cant get it
anonymous
  • anonymous
what specifically are you getting stuck on?
anonymous
  • anonymous
hello?

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