# Algebra

Word problem:
A house is to be built on a lot 70ft wide by 100ft deep. The shorter side of the lot faces the street. The house must be set back from the street at least 25ft. It must be 20ft from the back lot line and 10ft from each side lot line. What are the maximum length and width of the house?

**What do I do to solve this?**

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1. You could draw a picture.

But let's take it step by step.

The lot is 70 feet wide, but the house can only be 50 feet wide. Right?

100 - 25 - 20 = 55 feet long.

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posted by Ms. Sue
2. yes

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posted by Maya^.^

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