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A small garden measures 14 ft by 6 ft. A uniform border around the garden increases the total area to 209 ft2. What is the width of the border?

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  1. You have set up the first rectangular area = 84...then realize that the sides of new rect. are x+6;and x+14.
    Set up the equation..
    (X+6)(x+14) = 209 be careful when mult. Yu should get....
    X=5 Now plug this value into both binomials and the sides are 11 and 19..
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