# Math

posted by .

In order to swim one mile in a rectangular pool, I must swim the length of the pool 80 times or swim all the way around the perimeter of the pool 22 times. How wide is the pool? (1 mile = 5,280feet)

so would I take 5280 divided by 80 for a total of 66 then subtract 22 from the 66 and that's the width of the pool?

• Math -

let the length and width be represented by l and w
"80 times the length equals 1 mile" --->
80l=5280
l = 5280/80 = 66

so your first part was right.

perimeter = 2l + 2w

22(2l+2w) = 5280
2l + 2w = 240
l + w = 120, but l=66
66+w = 120
w = 54

## Similar Questions

1. ### Math;Pre-Algebra

My cousin Robert was pushed into a pool. The pool was 6 feet Wide and 10 feet deep. The pool had soft walls. How did my Cousin Robert Emerge from the pool?
2. ### Math

My cousin Robert was pushed into a pool. The pool was 6 feet Wide and 10 feet deep. The pool had soft walls. How did my Cousin Robert Emerge from the pool?
3. ### math

mr. ming may swim the perimeter of Pool A or Pool B. In which pool must he swim farther?
4. ### math

mr. ming may swim the perimeter of Pool A or Pool B. In which pool must he swim farther?
5. ### Geometry.

A park has a circular swimming pool. The diameter of the pool is 18 ft. What is the distance traveled if you swim around the edge of the pool once?
6. ### Algebra

HELP!!! Super confused. Here's the problem. Today while Don was swimming, he started wondering how many lengths he would have to swim in order to swim different distances. At one end of the pool, he stopped, gasping for breath, and …
7. ### Math

Freshman math question, super confused! Today while Don was swimming, he started wondering how many lengths he would have to swim in order to swim different distances. At one end of the pool, he stopped, gasping for breath, and asked …
8. ### Math

Zain goes swimming. He swims the first length of the pool in 2.5 minutes. The time he takes to swim each length is 10 seconds more than he took to swim the previous length. A. Find the time Zain takes to swim the fifth length. B. Find …
9. ### Math

The length of a pool is 8 times less than 5 times the width of the rectangular pool. The total distance around the pool is 140 feet. What is the actual length and width of the pool?
10. ### Math

A rectangular swimming pool is 6 meters longer than the width of the pool. A pool deck (sidewalk) that surrounds the pool is 4 meters wide (all the way around the pool). The combined area of the pool deck and pool together (outer rectangle) …

More Similar Questions