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a gardener has 46ft of fencing to be used to enclose a rectangular garden that has a border 2 feet wide surrounding it. if the length of the garden is to be twice its width, what will be the dimensions of the garden?

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    |dw:1328999809861:dw| Can you figure it out from here?

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    so it would be 2(2x+4)+2(x+4)=P ?

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    What does P equal?

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    You can always count on mertsj to crash the party

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    p=perimeter....so that equation would be correct tho?

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    What do you think the 46 is for?

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    ahhh i wasn't sure...

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    There are 46 feet of fence, so P=46.

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    Mertsj, when you see me helping a student, I don't think you should interfere like that. You're the only person here that does that and I don't appreciate it. I will be discussing this with the mods. I've asked you countless times to respect my wishes, but you continue to ignore me.

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    you are my hero, hero! i appreciate that you didnt give me the final answer so that i could try and figure it out myself

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    Okay, not to worry. I will discuss this issue with the mods and hopefully get a resolution we can all agree with. The only problem is, mertsj seems to not want to communicate with me, which makes the matter much more difficult. I will be directing the mods and administrators to this chat. Thanks for providing your feedback regarding this. That helps a lot.

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    ok, so part b of this problem is finding the area of the garden. if the area is the length times the width would the equation be a=(x+4)(2x +4) and would a=46 squared?

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    Yes, however, it will be much more easier to solve if you use the first equation you created to solve for x.

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    The one you created where you included the P variable.

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  15. gwynne8188 Group Title
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    oh so just plug in 5 for x?

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    Precisely :)

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    i got a=126 but the book says the answer is 50 sq ft...

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    So me the work you did to find the area

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    Show all of your work actually...For both perimeter and area

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    a= (x+4)(2x+4) a= (5+4)(2(5)+4) a=(9)(14) a=126

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    p=2(x+4)+2(2x+4)=46 2x+8+4x+8=46 6x+16=46\ 6x=30 x=5; 2x=10 5 by 10

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    Yes, that is correct. Is that your corrected solution?

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    the book says the area is 50 sq ft, not 126

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    The solution is indeed 50. For next time, you have to read the question more carefully so that you can avoid making such mistakes.

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    ohhhhh so the inside then not the fencing....

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    Read the original question again

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    It asked for the dimensions of the garden, not the fencing

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    But you know that now...

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    So great job

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    haha ok so a gardener has 46 ft of fencing to be used to enclose a rectangular garden that has a border of 2 ft wide surrounding it. so the area of that would be a=2x?

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    are you there?

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    But you already calculated the correct area. I don't understand how you're still confused about this.

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