Posted by **Ashley V** on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 9:38pm.

Abey Numkena is an interior designer. She has been asked to locate an oriental rug for a new corporate office. As a rule, the rug should cover 1/2 of the total floor area with a uniform width surrounding the rug.

a. if the dimensions of the room are 12 feet by 16 feet, write an equation to model the situation.

b. what are the dimesions of the rug?

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