11th grade Algebra II

Chad had a garden that was in the shape of a rectangle. Its length was twice its width. He decided to make a new garden that was 2 feet longer and 2 feet wider than his first garden. If x represents the original width of the garden, which expression represents the difference between the area of his new garden and the area of the original garden?

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asked by Anonymous
  1. original garden is (x)(2x) = 2x^2

    new garden = (x+2)(2x+2) =

    so difference = (x+2)(2x+2) - x(2x)

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    posted by Reiny
  2. wow!!! that was so fast. Thank you so much!
    So the answer is 6x+4, right?

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    posted by Anonymous
  3. yes

    (just happened to be on the computer)

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    posted by Reiny
  4. Thank you!!! :)

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    posted by Anonymous
  5. teresa and julia are among 10 students who have applied for a trip to washington DC. Two students from the group will be selected at random for the trip. What is the probability that teresa and julia will be the 2 students selected?

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    posted by carl
  6. 20%

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    posted by keana
  7. 2x-5y+z=23
    4x+3y-5z=1
    3x-3y-4z=9

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    posted by calvin

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