Posted by **Melody** on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 5:20pm.

The length of a rectangular flower garden is 6 more feet than its width. A walkway 3 feet wide surrounds the outside of the garden. The total area of the walkway itself is 288 square feet. Find the dimensions of the garden.

- MATH: Pre-Cal/Trig -
**helper**, Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 6:00pm
A = wL

x = width of garden

x + 6 = length of garden

Area of garden = x(x + 6)

x + 6 = width of garden and walkway

x + 6 + 6 = x + 12 = length of garden and walkway

Area of garden and walkway =

(x + 6)(x + 12)

Area of garden and walkway - 288 = area of garden

(x + 6)(x + 12) - 288 = x(x + 6)

Solve for x, width of garden

x + 6 = length of garden

- MATH: Pre-Cal/Trig -
**Anonymous**, Friday, January 20, 2012 at 8:24pm
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