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a garden 7m by 12m will be expanded by planting a border of flowers,the border will be of the same width around the entire garden and has an area of 92m

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  1. I assume you want the width of the border.

    new length = 12+2x
    new width = 7+2x

    What has an area of 92 m^2 (you had 92 m) ?

    if the whole area is 92 m^2
    new area = (12+2x)(7+2x) = 92
    84 + 38x + 4x^2 = 92
    4x^2 + 38x - 8 = 0
    2x^2 + 19x - 4 = 0
    x = (-19 ± √393)/4
    = .206 or a negative

    the area of the border is 92 m^2

    (12+2x)(7+2x) - (7)(12) = 92
    84 + 38x + 4x^2 - 176 = 0
    4x^2 + 38x - 92 = 0
    (x-2)(4x+46) = 0
    x = 2 or x is a negative

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