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sorry man i can't help you on this one
Do you have any idea how to set it up?
I honestly have no idea lol, that is why I tagged you in it, I've never done this equation before.
maybe factor it
I'm not sure lol
give me a sec
ok i figured it out
so set up an equation for this problem
How would I start that
ok lets use w to represent the unknown
so how do you find the length of a rectangle
L=P/2 * W?
sorry i meant to write area. How do you find the area of a rectangle
so we called the width w. the question says the length is 3 feet more than twice the width. what would you have to do to W to get that?
put it into a expression maybe?
like a algebraic expression
something around there
so it says the length is twice the width
we called width w. so we have 2w
it also says that it's 3 feet more than that. what would you add to 2w to represent that?
2w + ?
So that represents our length. What are you missing from that equation?
remember area= L x W
we're missing the width right?
correct, what does the equation look like?
is it going to be the same as the length? the 2w?
I'm not sure :l im very slow haha, I hate math
so we started by saying that w is the width
we multiplied that by 2 and added 3 to represent the length
I was going to say we are going to plug in w but there is nothing to plug in.
54 = (2w+3)w
I solve that right?
ya, do you understand how i got that equation though?
I got 54=5, and yes I understand now how you got the equation
I can't really solve it then? because you add like terms right so 2+3 is 5 and then the 54 is just there.
multiply this out (2w+3)w
nope, do you remember how to expand?
what's w times 2w?
the only reason why I say that is because sometimes the w could be used as a 1 but I could be wrong
now what's w times 3?
correct, so we have 2w^2 + 3w = 54
it looks like we have to factor this
so move everything to one side of the equation
Is it -6, an 9/2?
right so is the width -6 or 9/2?
is it possible to have a negative width?
So what is it?
what was the other value you got
9/2 is correct
so the width is 9/2 and the length is -6?
It says that the length is twice the width plus 3 more
so what should the length be?
ok, what's 9/2 times 12?
Thank you very much I appreciate you taking the time to work with me.