Posted by **Sabrina** on Monday, June 1, 2009 at 12:30pm.

A landscaper has two gardens: one is a square and the other is a rectangle. The width of the rectangular garden is 5 yards less than a side of the square one, and the length of the rectangular garden is 3 yards more than a side of the square garden. If the sum of the areas of both gardens is 165 square yards, find the measure of a side of the square garden.

- Algebra 1 -
**MathMate**, Monday, June 1, 2009 at 12:35pm
You would let the side length of the square garden be x in yards.

Then the rectangular sides are x-5 and x+3.

Calculate the areas of the two gardens in terms of the side lengths (and x). Equate that to 165 square yards.

You will end up with an equation from which you can solve for x.

- Algebra 1 -
**dakota**, Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:10am
Mr. Jones wants to plant a garden. The garden is a rectangle 25 yards

wide by 50 yards long. He wants to build a fence along the diagonal of

the rectangle so that he can grow fruit on one side of the diagonal and

vegetables on the other. Calculate the length of the fence. Give your

answer to the nearest yard

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