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L=length
w=width
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eqn 1 is 2L + 2w = 28
eqn 2 is w= (1/2)L+2
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solve for L and w.
Post your work if you get stuck.


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Posted by Ashley on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 6:49pm.

John made a rectangular pen for his dog using 28 feet of fencing.If the width of the pen is 2 feet more than one-half the length,what are the length and width of the pen?



2L + 2w=28
W= L/2+ 2

2L + 2(L/2 + 2)=28
solve.

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