Monday

March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

Posted by **bb** on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 11:13pm.

A large park is to be built in the shape of a rectangle. The length is to be 5 m shorter than three times the width. The perimeter of the park is to be 750 m. What will be the length and

width of the park?

- Algebra HELP:( -
**Reiny**, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 8:04amThe main idea is to "translate" the English into math

let the width be x

"The length is to be 5 m shorter than three times the width."

length = 3x-5

so now we know the width is x

and the length is 3x-5

"The length is to be 5 m shorter than three times the width."

Isn't perimeter the sum of all the sides ? So ...

x + x + 3x-5 + 3x-5 = 750

now you have an easy equation to solve, let me know what you got.

- Algebra HELP:( -
**bb**, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 2:20pm8x+(-10)=750

8x=760

x=95

y=95(3)=285

w=95

L=285

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

algebra word problems - The length of a rectangle is 6 inches longer than its ...

algebra word problems - A window is shaped like a rectangle whose perimeter is ...

Algebra 1 - This is a five step problem: The width of a rectangle is 6 cm less ...

College Algrebra Math 133 unti 1 IP 1 - Suppose the width of a rectangle is 5 ...

Math - Polygons and Quadrilaterals - A rectangle has a diagonal of length 125. ...

Algebra - I think I have the correct equation, but can someone please double ...

Algebra - If the trend continued, in how many years would the median home value ...

Math - Everyday Ms. Twinkle walks around a park near her house. The park is in ...

Algebra Homework, HELP! - 1) A rectangle has an area of 297 square inches and a...

ALGEBRA WORD PROBLEM! HELP! - And if a length of a rectangle is 3 more than ...