# Algebra HELP:(

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I am terrible at word problems. How do I work this?

A large park is to be built in the shape of a rectangle. The length is to be 5 m shorter than three times the width. The perimeter of the park is to be 750 m. What will be the length and
width of the park?

• Algebra HELP:( -

The main idea is to "translate" the English into math

let the width be x
"The length is to be 5 m shorter than three times the width."
length = 3x-5

so now we know the width is x
and the length is 3x-5

"The length is to be 5 m shorter than three times the width."
Isn't perimeter the sum of all the sides ? So ...
x + x + 3x-5 + 3x-5 = 750

now you have an easy equation to solve, let me know what you got.

• Algebra HELP:( -

8x+(-10)=750
8x=760
x=95

y=95(3)=285

w=95
L=285

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