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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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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?
 7 months ago
 7 months ago

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gypsy1274Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Draw a picture. That will help you figure out what to do.
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OpenSessameBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1377832287651:dw
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madsmckellBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thanks but how do I solve it?
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gypsy1274Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It is 6 feet longer than it is wide, so you can write an expression for both the length and the width.
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madsmckellBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay.... i did that... then what?:)
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gypsy1274Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Use the Pythagorean theorem.
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gypsy1274Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1377832617688:dw
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madsmckellBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so... (w+6)^2+w^2=174^2??????
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gypsy1274Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You can do it! I have faith in you!!
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madsmckellBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i was trying to solve for w but i got stuck... will someone help me and walk me through it??
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gypsy1274Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Stuck where? Show your steps and I will help you?
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madsmckellBest 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
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madsmckellBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i was trying to use the quadratic formula but i wasnt sure what to do and my numbers were wayyyyyy big
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gypsy1274Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Great 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.
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gypsy1274Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The numbers do get big, but you can handle it, with your calculator's help.
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madsmckellBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
when 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
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gypsy1274Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It is not negative. You dropped a negative on the floor....look around, I'm sure it is still nearby. :)
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gypsy1274Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
One you get all the terms to the left side, the constant term will be negative.
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gypsy1274Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I divided the whole equation by 2 to keep the numbers smaller. \(w^2+6w15120\)
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madsmckellBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
but when you put in 15120 it is negative in the root soo it wont workkk
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madsmckellBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the answer in the back of the book is 120 by 126
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madsmckellBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so still not sure how that works when what ever i root comes out to be a decimal
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gypsy1274Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The 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.
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madsmckellBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
wow thanks soooo mcuh!! you are AMAZZZZINNNGGG!!!!
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