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A farmer has 450 feet of fence available to enclose a 10,125 square foor region in the shape of adjoining squares, with sides of length x and y. The big square has sides of length x and the small square has sides of length y. Find x and y.
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A farmer has 450 feet of fence available to enclose a 10,125 square foor region in the shape of adjoining squares, with sides of length x and y. The big square has sides of length x and the small square has sides of length y. Find x and y.
 one year ago
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Algebraic!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
x^2 +y^2= 10,125 3y +3x + (xy) = 450
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3y +3x + (xy) = 450 =2y+4x+450
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Algebraic!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I wrote it like so you could see where it came from.
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DecartBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I see where I went wrong now on the test because I was thinking xy as well
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Algebraic!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what do you mean? there's supposed to be fencing in between the two parcels?
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Algebraic!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the problem doesn't really say that... but if that's the sketch they gave you, then I guess that's how they want you to do it.
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