math
posted by reece on .
mr lee's garden is square shaped. he planted 100% of it. 1/3 of it was carrots. 1/3 of it was tomatoes. The remained 48 square feet was filled with melons. What is the length of mr lee's garden?

Let x = the area of the garden.
1/3x + 1/3x + 48 = x
48 = 1/3x
48 / (1/3) = x
48 * (3/1) = 144 sq. ft.
square root of 144 = 12