Posted by **confused** on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 6:37pm.

A printed page is to have a total area of 100 square inches. The top and bottom margins are to be 1 inch and the side margins to be 1.5 inches. Let l represent the total length of the page and w represent the total width of the page.

a) Write an equation, using and , to express the constraint.

b) Write an equation, using and , to express the print area of the page.

c) Write the equation of the print area in terms of only.

for a) I am getting 2l+2w=100... I don't know if this is correct.. and for b and c I don't know how to do it.. help?....thanks ahead

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 6:41pm
a. You are wrong.

Area= LxW=100 or LW=100

b. Printarea= 100-(L-2)(W-3)

for the life of me, I don't have a clue what ".., using and, " means

c. Ibid

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**confused**, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 7:00pm
I have posted the question again.. sorry it was "using L and w"

A printed page is to have a total area of 100 square inches. The top and bottom margins are to be 1 inch and the side margins to be 1.5 inches. Let l represent the total length of the page and w represent the total width of the page.

a) Write an equation, using l and w , to express the constraint.

b) Write an equation, using l and w, to express the print area of the page.

c) Write the equation of the print area in terms of only.

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