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Tati_Lee

  • 3 years ago

Kim wants to have equal amounts of room on all four sides of her dining room table. A 5ft by 8ft table is placed in the center of a rectangular room that has an area of 154 square feet. What is the width of the clear space Kim will have on all sides of her table? Show your work.

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  1. Tati_Lee
    • 3 years ago
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  2. Illiadplease
    • 3 years ago
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    Just do this and foil it: (5 + 2x)(8 + 2x) = 154 then it'll be in standard form and you can solve it.

  3. Tati_Lee
    • 3 years ago
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    Would I use a Quadratic equation

  4. Tati_Lee
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    or formula or w.e

  5. Illiadplease
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    I tried the quadratic equation and it messed me up so you should try completing the square. U__U

  6. Illiadplease
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    that's the easiest for me but i was just too lazy to finish the problem.

  7. Tati_Lee
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    same happened to me & I will do that thanks

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