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Decart
 3 years ago
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.
Decart
 3 years ago
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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Algebraic!
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x^2 +y^2= 10,125 3y +3x + (xy) = 450

Decart
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.03y +3x + (xy) = 450 =2y+4x+450

Algebraic!
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I wrote it like so you could see where it came from.

Decart
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I see where I went wrong now on the test because I was thinking xy as well

Algebraic!
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what do you mean? there's supposed to be fencing in between the two parcels?

Algebraic!
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the 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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