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anonymous
 5 years ago
if a pig pen has a length that is two more than 4 times the width and the perimeter is 158, what are the dimensions of the pig pen
anonymous
 5 years ago
if a pig pen has a length that is two more than 4 times the width and the perimeter is 158, what are the dimensions of the pig pen

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what shape is the pen? rectangular?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no it cant be a square. it is a rectangle. anyway. do you know the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that all the info it gave

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay dont worry about that. tell me if you know the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay it is 2 * ( width + length)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so lets call the length L and the width W .

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so what can you tell me about the relationship between L and W from your problem?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the problem states 2 more then 4 times the width and the perimeter is 158

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the length is 2 more than 4 times the width. If the width is W, then what is L?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0P=2(W+L) 158=2(W+4W+2) 158=2W+8W+4 1584=2W+8W (154=10W) 1/10 15.4=W so thats it, the with of the pigpen is 15.4 to find the length, just use the formula and substitute the width with 15.4 P=2(W+L) 158=2 (15.4+L) 158= 30.8 +2L 15830.8=2L (127.2=2L)1/2 63.6 = L so the length is 63.6. ^_^
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