Monday

March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

Posted by **Diana** on Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 7:29pm.

is set around the edge. If the remaining garden area is 400 ft2, what is the width of

the path?

using the quadratic formula

I did the following:

Let x = distance between the inner rectangle and the outer boundry; i.e., x is the width of the border. Then

length is 20-x-x and the width is 20-x-x so (30-x-x)(20-x-x)=400

Solve for x.

Post your work if you get stuck.

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

math,correction - Problem 48 A garden area is 30ft long and 20ft wide. A path of...

math,help - How or can someone set this up as an equation or what steps do i do...

math,help - can someone set this up for me as an equation so i can solve it. ...

math word problem - A rectangle garden is 30 ft by 40 ft. Part of the garden is ...

math - A farmer has a rectangular garden plot surrounded by 200 ft of fence. ...

Algebra 2 - A path of uniform width surrounds a rectangular garden that is 5m ...

Math - A square flower garden and a sidewalk around the garden have an area of ...

algebra - Kirk and Montega mow the soccer playing fields. They must mow an area ...

Algebra - You are planning to build a walkway that surrounds a rectangular ...

MATH - Joanne has a garden that is 9 feet long by 6 feet wide. She wants to ...