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Posted by on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 7:23pm.

A rectangular park measuring 35 yards by 24 yards is surrounded by a trail of uniform width. If the area of the park and the trail combined is 2420 square yards, what is the width of the path?

  • math - , Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 8:09pm

    outside dimension
    length = 35+2x
    width = 24+2x

    solve
    (35+2x)(24+2x) = 2420

    You will have to know how to solve a quadratic equation

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