Posted by Sadia on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:35pm.
A lot which is 3 feet times as long as it is wide is enclosed by a walk 10 feet wide. The area of the lot is 1200 square feet more than that of the walk. Find the dimensions of the lot.
PLZ help and give a check if possible!

Mathematics  Steve, Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:50pm
If the lot's width is w,
w*3w = (w+2*10)(3w+2*10)  w*3w + 1200
w = 40
so, the lot is 40x120
the total area is 60x140 = 8400
the lot's area is 40x120 = 4800
so, the walk's area is 3600
and the lot's area is 1200 more than that

Mathematics  Sadia, Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:53pm
How would you solve the equation? Because i need to show full work

Mathematics  Steve, Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:27pm
(w+2*10)(3w+2*10) = (w+20)(3w+20) so you just solve
3w^2 = (w+20)(3w+20)  3w^2 + 1200
3w^2 = 3w^2+80w+400  3w^2 + 1200
3w^2  80w  1600 = 0
(3w+40)(w40) = 0
w = 40 or 40/3
If you can't do that, you have some serious reviewing to do.
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