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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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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?
 one year ago
 one year ago

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abbie1Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Is 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
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saifoo.khanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You can check your answer by inserting the value "3" in your expression.
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saifoo.khanBest 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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