Algebra

A load of soil that can cover a garden with an area of 1,100 square feet was donated to a community garden. The gardeners would like to create a rectangular garden that is 10 feet more than twice its width.
The equation (?) could be used to find the dimensions of the garden. The perimeter of the garden is approximately (?)
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  1. L * W = 1100

    L = 2 W + 10

    substituting ... W (2 W + 10) = 1100 ... W^2 + 5 W - 550 = 0

    use the quadratic formula to find W
    ... substitute back to find L

    perimeter = 2 (L + W)

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