Posted by **stan** on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:18pm.

The area of a rectangular piece of fencing is represented by the equation w(4w+4)=3, where w is the width of fencing in yards. Find the width of the fencing.

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**visoth**, Friday, April 27, 2012 at 12:57am
first solve out parenthesis and bring the 3 to the other side which will give you 4w^2+4w-3=0 factoring the polynomial will give you (w-2) and (w+4) set them both to zero and solve it and then plug each answer back into the original polynomial to see if they equal zero if they do that is your answer but if one of them doesnt then that wont be your answer

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**visoth**, Friday, April 27, 2012 at 1:00am
oh yea i didnt factor out correctly so yea im too lazy to figure out the correct factor so you can do that yourself

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**Steve**, Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:34am
yeah. It's (2w+3)(2w-1), so w=1/2 or -3/2

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**visoth**, Friday, April 27, 2012 at 4:20pm
lol thanks steve when i was doing it i completelyforgot about the 4 in front of the 4w^2

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