Posted by **Hope** on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 11:47am.

A square flower garden and a sidewalk around the garden have an area of 400 ft2. The sidewalk has a width of 3 ft. What is the length of one side of the flower garden?

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**Steve**, Monday, January 9, 2012 at 12:08pm
the total width is 20ft (400 = 20x20)

6ft of that is sidewalk (on both ends)

the garden is 14x14

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**bobpursley**, Monday, January 9, 2012 at 12:08pm
is it square?

If so, then s^2 + (s+6)*3*2+2*3*s=400

figure out what s is ... and figure out how I got that equation...

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**a**, Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:41am
A cactus casts a shadow that is 14 ft 7 inlong a gate nearby casts a shawdow that is 5 ft longestimate the height of the cactus?

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