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A rectangular plot of ground having dimensions 29 ft by 30 ft is surrounded by a walk of uniform width. If the area of the walk is 536 ft2, what is its width?

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    let the uniform width be x |dw:1441392510195:dw| so the area of the whole thing plot and path is \[(2x + 30)(2x + 29) = 29 \times 30 + 536\] you have a quadratic equation that will allow you to solve for x \[4x^2 + 118x + 870 = 1406\] hope it helps

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