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madsmckell
 one year ago
word problem!! A parcel of land is 6ft longer than it is wide. Each diagonal from one corner to the opposite corner is 174 ft long. What are the dimensions of the parcel?
madsmckell
 one year ago
word problem!! A parcel of land is 6ft longer than it is wide. Each diagonal from one corner to the opposite corner is 174 ft long. What are the dimensions of the parcel?

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gypsy1274
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Draw a picture. That will help you figure out what to do.

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1377832287651:dw

madsmckell
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks but how do I solve it?

gypsy1274
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It is 6 feet longer than it is wide, so you can write an expression for both the length and the width.

madsmckell
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay.... i did that... then what?:)

gypsy1274
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Use the Pythagorean theorem.

gypsy1274
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1377832617688:dw

madsmckell
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so... (w+6)^2+w^2=174^2??????

gypsy1274
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You can do it! I have faith in you!!

madsmckell
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i was trying to solve for w but i got stuck... will someone help me and walk me through it??

gypsy1274
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Stuck where? Show your steps and I will help you?

madsmckell
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0(w+6)^2+w^2=30276..... w^2+12w+36+w^2=30276......2w^2+12w+36=30267

madsmckell
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i was trying to use the quadratic formula but i wasnt sure what to do and my numbers were wayyyyyy big

gypsy1274
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Great job! Find a calculator, you are going to need it. :) The quadratic formula is what you will need. I'm still working through it. Before you get to that, get all terms to the left side of the equation and set it equal to 0.

gypsy1274
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The numbers do get big, but you can handle it, with your calculator's help.

madsmckell
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0when i do the quadratic inside the root is negative so how would i simplify it??? isnt the quadratic formula b plus or minus the root of b^24ac all over 2a

gypsy1274
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It is not negative. You dropped a negative on the floor....look around, I'm sure it is still nearby. :)

gypsy1274
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1One you get all the terms to the left side, the constant term will be negative.

gypsy1274
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I divided the whole equation by 2 to keep the numbers smaller. \(w^2+6w15120\)

madsmckell
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but when you put in 15120 it is negative in the root soo it wont workkk

madsmckell
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the answer in the back of the book is 120 by 126

madsmckell
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so still not sure how that works when what ever i root comes out to be a decimal

gypsy1274
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The answer in the back of the book is correct. \[\dfrac{b \pm \sqrt{b^24ac}}{2a}\] \[w^2+6w15120\] \[\dfrac{6 \pm \sqrt{6^24(1)(15120}}{2(1)}\] remember that a negative times a negative is a positive.

madsmckell
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wow thanks soooo mcuh!! you are AMAZZZZINNNGGG!!!!
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