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a farmer wishes to enclose a recectangular garden with 300 yard fencing, river runs along one side of the garden no fencing is need there, what are the dimensins of th rectangle if the area is 10450 square yards

a=l*w
10,450=300*W

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asked by Tonya
  1. where did you get 300W?

    If there are two short sides (x) and one long side (y), then

    2x+y = 300
    a = xy = x(300-2x) = 10450
    Now solve that for x, the short side.

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