Posted by erin on .
Bernie put in a garden in her back yard. The garden has a perimeter of 195 feet. She wants to know the total surface area of the garden and all she knows is the perimeter and that the width is 20% or (1/5) of the length. (Remember 20% and the fraction 1/5 is the same decimal value) Use a system of equations for finding the length and width so you can calculate the area.

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Ms. Sue,
Here's a similar problem and solution.
http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1355096029