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abbie1
 3 years ago
Please help. Check my answer (commented below). 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?
abbie1
 3 years ago
Please help. Check my answer (commented below). 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?

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abbie1
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Is this right?? x=width Length of room=8+2x Width=5+2x (8+2x)(5+2x)=154 40+10x+16x+4x^2=154 4x^2+26x114=0 2x^2+13x57=0 2x^26x+19x57=0 2x(x3)+19(x3)=0 (2x+19)(x3)=0 x=19/2 x=3

saifoo.khan
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You can check your answer by inserting the value "3" in your expression.

saifoo.khan
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1(8+2x)(5+2x)=154 [8+2(3)] * [ 5+2(3)] Solve and see if you get 154.
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