# math

posted by kelly

A gardener wants to use 62 feet of fencing to enclose a rectangular shaped garden. If its length is 4 feet longer than twice its width, find the width of the garden

1. Lena

I'm going to have you do this question but I'll get you started. What do we already know?

Total amount of fencing = 62 feet
Width = unknown so let's refer to it by the variable W
Length = 2W + 4 (they told us in the question that the length is 2 times the width plus 4 feet)

Now let's once again use out perimeter equation and plug in what we know:

P = L + W + L + w
62 = (2W+4)+W+(2W+4)+w

Now I'm going to have you solve from this point forward because I think you'll be able to do so.

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