# Algebra

A community group is planning the expansion of a square flower garden in a city park. If each side of the original garden is increased by 9 meters, the new total area of the garden will be 169 square meters. Find the length of each side of the original garden.
• 9 m
• 13 m
• 2 m
• 4 m
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1. each side of the new area of the garden = 13
since 13x13 = 169
(side x side = area of square)
so 13-9
=4m
Therefore, 4m should be the answer

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2. ( x + 9 ) ^ 2 = 169 Take the square root of both sides

x + 9 = 13 Subtract 9 from both sides

x + 9 - 9 = 13 - 9

x = 4

The length of the original garden = 4 m

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