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princess123
 5 years ago
A rectangular park is three blocks longer than it is wide. The area of the park is 40 square blocks. If w represents the width, write an equation in terms of w for the area of the park and use it to find the length and width of the park.
length= ? blocks
width=? blocks
princess123
 5 years ago
A rectangular park is three blocks longer than it is wide. The area of the park is 40 square blocks. If w represents the width, write an equation in terms of w for the area of the park and use it to find the length and width of the park. length= ? blocks width=? blocks

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[L=w+3\] \[LW=40\] \[(W+3)W=40\] \[W^2+3 W=40\] \[W^2+3W40=0\] \[(W5)(W+8)=40\] \[W=5\]or \[W=8\] so W=5

princess123
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and sorry what is the length is the width is 5?

gw2011
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0W = Width L = Length = W+3 A = (L)(W) 40 = (W+3)(W) 40 = W^2+3W W^2+3W40 = 0 (W+8)(W5) = 0 W = 8 W = 5 Width must equal 5 and not 8 since a rectangle can't have a negative measurement L = W+3 = 5+3 = 8 Therefore, W = Width = 5 and L = Length = 8
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