Wednesday
April 1, 2015

Homework Help: Algebraic Polynomials

Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 8:38pm.

I don't know where to go about creating a polynomial equations for the following problem: A piece of wire 52 in. long is cut into two pieces, and then each piece is formed into a square. If the sum of the areas of the two squares is 97 in.^2, how long are the pieces of wire? My attempted starting point is 97 = (1/4(x))^2 + ((1/4)(52-x))^2, but my numbers don't seem to work. Help is appreciated!

Answer this Question

First Name:
School Subject:
Answer:

Related Questions

math - a piece of wire 24 ft. long is cut into two pieces. one piece is made ...
Calculus - a piece of wire 12 ft. long is cut into two pieces. one piece is made...
math problem - A piece of wire 24 cm long is cut into two pieces and each piece...
Math word problem - I know the answer, but is there a formula to show work? Amy ...
math - A wire 320 in. long is cut into two pieces. One piece is formed into a ...
Calculus - A piece of wire 40 m long is cut into two pieces. One piece is bent ...
Pre-Cal - A wire 360 inches long is cut into two pieces. One piece is formed ...
Pre algebra - 25ft piece wire cut into 2 pieces one piece is 19ft shorter than ...
math - a piece of wire 12 meters long is cut into two pieces.one piece is bent ...
Related rates - A piece of wire 10 feet long is cut into two pieces. One piece ...

Members