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Homework Help: Algebra

Posted by Remmy on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:25am.

1) A corner lot that originally was square lost 185m^2 of area when one of the adjacent streets was widened by 3 m and the other was widened by 5 m. Find the new dimensions of the lot. (Hint: Let x = the lenght of a side of the original square lot. )

2) A running track 4 m wide goes around a soccer field that is twice as long as it is wide. At each end of the soccer field the track is a semi-circle with inner radius r. Find a formula for the area of the track in terms of *pi and r.

3a) Suppose that you plan to run once around the track described in the problem above. If you stay 0.5 m from the inner edge of the track, how far will you run? (Hint: The circumference of a circle is *2pir. Your answer will be in terms of *pi and r.)

3b) Suppose that a friend stays 0.5 m from the outer edge of the track. How much farther does your friend run than you do?

*pi = 3.14 or 22/7

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