Posted by **Casey** on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 12:31am.

A farmer has 165 feet of fencing material in which to enclose a rectangle area. He wants the length x to be greater than 50 feet and width y to be no more than 20 feet. write a system to represent this situation.

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**MathMate**, Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 3:13pm
Let x=length, y=width.

"A farmer has 165 feet of fencing material in which to enclose a rectangle area." means

2(x+y)≤165 ....(1)

"He wants the length x to be greater than 50 feet" means

x>50 ......(2)

"and width y to be no more than 20 feet." means

y&le=20....(3)

The system is the collection of inequalities (1) to (3).

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:16am
a farmer has 165ft of fencing material in which to enclose a rectangular grazing area. he wants the length x to be greater than 50 and the width y to be no more than 20ft. write a system to represent this situation?

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