# MATH

posted by NANCY

I HAVE A GARDEN THE WIDTH OF MY GARDEN IS 8FT LONGER THAN THE LENGHT OF IT ARUOUND THE GARDEN I HAVE A 4 FEET WIDE SIDEWALK. THE AREA OF THE SIDEWALK IS ABOUT 320 FEET SQUARE, WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF MY GARDEN

1. MathMate

To make it easier to read, we usually type the question in lower case except for punctuation requirements.
All upper case is considered "shouting".

To solve the problem, you would let one side of the garden be x feet. Then the longer side will be (x+8) feet. The area of the garden is therefore A1 = x(x+8) sq. ft.

COntinue this way to calculate the rectangle that includes the footpath and the garden, all expressed in terms of x and numbers. Calculate similarly the area, A2, in sq. ft.

The question suggest that A2 - A1 = 320 sq. ft. So form the equation and solve for x.

It will be a single linear equation in one unknown x, which you will need to find.

Give it a try and post your results.

## Similar Questions

1. ### 11th grade Algebra II

Chad had a garden that was in the shape of a rectangle. Its length was twice its width. He decided to make a new garden that was 2 feet longer and 2 feet wider than his first garden. If x represents the original width of the garden, …

the length of a rectangular garden is 5 feet longer than its width. The garden is surrounded by a 2-foot-wide-sidewalk. The sidewalk has an area of 76 square feet. Find the dimensions of the garden
3. ### Math

A square flower garden and a sidewalk around the garden have an area of 400 ft2. The sidewalk has a width of 3 ft. What is the length of one side of the flower garden?
4. ### math

A homeowner wants to plant a garden in his backyard. He decides to have 375 square feet garden and wants the garden to be 10 feet longer than it is wide. Find the dimensions of the garden.
5. ### alg 1

the length of a rectangular garden is 8 feet longer than the width. The garden is surrounded by a 4-foot sidewalk. the sidewalk has an area of 320 square feet. find the dimensions of the garden. please help
6. ### MATH

Joanne has a garden that is 9 feet long by 6 feet wide. She wants to increase the dimensions of the garden by the same distance each way and have the area of the new garden be five times the area of the present garden. How many feet …
7. ### math

Ricky is building a rectangular garden with an area of 100 square feet. He wants the length of the garden to equal 4 feet more than 2 times the width. Enter an equation that expresses the area of the garden in terms of the width, w, …
8. ### math

You are planning a vegetable garden and you lay out a rectangular design 10 feet wide by 20 feet long. After laying out the design you decide you want a larger garden and decide to increase the length of the garden by a length of 2x …
9. ### Algebra II Honors

A rectangular garden is 25 feet long by 10 feet wide. You have enough mulch to cover 1000 square feet. You would like to extend both the length and the width of the garden by x feet to use up all of the mulch. Write an equation to …
10. ### Math

I need help with this.The question is Fedinand has a rectangular square garden.The garden is 7 1/2 feet wide.The area of the garden is 150 square feet.What is the length of Ferdinand's garden?

More Similar Questions