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Posted by on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 7:41pm.

At a large nursery, a border for a rectangular garden is being built. Designers want the border's length to be 5 ft greater than its width. A maximum of 180 ft of fencing is available for the border. Write and solve an inequality that describes possible widths of the garden.

Help appreaciated thanks.

  • Algerbra - , Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 8:54pm

    W=width
    L=length
    given:
    L = W + 5
    Maximum of 180 feet of fencing is available

    So,
    2L + 2W <= 180

    Substitute the value for L and solve.

  • Algerbra - , Friday, November 16, 2012 at 7:45pm

    w=42.5

  • Algerbra - , Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 6:49pm

    Answer is x<42.5 ft

  • Algerbra - , Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:58pm

    Answer:
    l<−w+90

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