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YanaSidlinskiy

  • one year ago

A rectangular parking lot has a length that is 15 yards greater than the width. The area of the parking lot is 450 square yards. Find the length and the width. Use the formula, are = length * width.

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  1. YanaSidlinskiy
    • one year ago
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    15 yards greater than the width = x(x+15) Is that to what it translates to?

  2. johnweldon1993
    • one year ago
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    Let Width = W and Length = W + 15 |dw:1438833371504:dw| If the area in total = 450 We have \[\large Length \times Width = 450\] \[\large (W+15) \times W = 450\] Solve for 'w' and then solve for 'l'

  3. YanaSidlinskiy
    • one year ago
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    \[w^2+15w=450\] Would I have to move everything to the left side?

  4. johnweldon1993
    • one year ago
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    It would be a quadratic...so I should say so ^_^

  5. YanaSidlinskiy
    • one year ago
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    Okie, hang on lol

  6. YanaSidlinskiy
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    I can use the quadratic equation or formula or whatever you call it, right?

  7. johnweldon1993
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    Mmhmm :)

  8. YanaSidlinskiy
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    I got 15. Is that correct?

  9. johnweldon1993
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    Indeed...which would make the Length then...

  10. YanaSidlinskiy
    • one year ago
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    OMG I CANNOT BELIEVE I'M FINALLY UNDERSTANDING THIS HAHAH! THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!! Oh, I was going to ask about that... Where would I plug it back into?

  11. johnweldon1993
    • one year ago
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    Lol told you you were smart :P And just re-read the first sentence of your question :)

  12. YanaSidlinskiy
    • one year ago
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    Idk lol...

  13. YanaSidlinskiy
    • one year ago
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    Plug it back into 15*x??? LOL HELP!:)

  14. johnweldon1993
    • one year ago
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    "The length is 15 greater than the width" Didnt we just solve for the width? ;P

  15. YanaSidlinskiy
    • one year ago
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    You love me if you help me haha.

  16. johnweldon1993
    • one year ago
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    Lol well then...looks like I love you <3 XD

  17. YanaSidlinskiy
    • one year ago
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    Lol, haha<3 I need some sidetracking for a bit LOL. Anyways.... (15+15) *15? I can't think lol..

  18. johnweldon1993
    • one year ago
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    Lol I do believe you are overthinking this hun So Width = 15 Length = 15 greater than the Width So quite literally...Length = 15 greater than 15....15 + 15 = ?

  19. YanaSidlinskiy
    • one year ago
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    OMG hahha. I am. I thought it was something crazy like the formula haha. I'm so stupid lol. Ok.. It's 30 lol. I knew it was something around there but fear attacked me and I lost lol.

  20. johnweldon1993
    • one year ago
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    Lol just breathe :P So yes we found Length = 30 and Width = 15 Just to double check...30 x 15 = 450? Indeed it does...so you are correct

  21. YanaSidlinskiy
    • one year ago
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    I'm trying but I'm running out of oxygen haha. Anyways, yes. It does.

  22. johnweldon1993
    • one year ago
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    "Fans you" give her room! lol you are done "my love" <3 :P

  23. YanaSidlinskiy
    • one year ago
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    LOL haha. Ok, I have a similar one but I'll open a new question.. I'm not sure if I solved the first few steps correctly, so I may need your guidance again...

  24. johnweldon1993
    • one year ago
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    Of course :)

  25. YanaSidlinskiy
    • one year ago
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    Okie.

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