The area of a rectangular garden is 54 square meters. The width is 7 meters longer than one-third of the length. Find the length and the width of the garden. Use the formula, are = length * width.

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The width is 7 meters longer than one-third the length, so we can say \[\Large W = \frac{1}{3}L + 7\]

The area of the rectangle is length * width, so \[\Large A = L*W\] \[\Large 54 = L*\left(\frac{1}{3}L + 7\right)\] Do you see how to solve for L from here?

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