# algebra

Essay. Show all work. A gardener wants to create a triangular garden in the shape of a right triangle with the shortest side length x-3y ft. and the middle length side x+6y ft. What ia an algebraic expression for the area of the garden? be sure to multiply this out and express in simplest correct mathematical form, including units.

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
3. 👁 147
1. The "shortest length side" and the "middle length side" are the two perpendicular legs of a right triangle. For such a triangle, the area is 1/2 the product of the two shortest sides.

Now write that as an equation and do the rest.

You will be multiplying (x - 3y), (x + 6y), and a constant. The units will be square feet.

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
posted by drwls

## Similar Questions

1. ### algebra

Essay. show all work. A gardener wants to create a triangluar garden in the shape of a right triangle with shortest legth x-3y ft. and the middle length side x+6y ft. What ia an algebraic expression for the area of the garden? be

asked by Rocky on July 22, 2011

Essay: Show all work. A gardener wants to create a rectangular garden with length of 2x-3y ft. and width of x+4y ft. What is an algebraic expression for the area of the garden? Be sure to multiply this out, express in simplest

asked by sheba on July 18, 2011
3. ### intermediate algebra

Essay.Show all work. A gardener wants to create a rectangular garden with the length of 3x-2y ft. and the width of 3x-3y ft. What is an algebraic expression for the area of the garden.Be sure to multiply this out.Express in the

asked by Lueshelle on April 11, 2012
4. ### algebra

A gardener wants to create a triangular garden in the shape of a right triangle with shortest side length x-2y ft. and the middle length side x+6y ft. What is the area of the garden? multiply this out and express in simpliest

asked by Laura on February 6, 2011
5. ### algebra

A gardener wants to create a triangular garden in the shape of a right triangle with shortest side length x-2y ft. and the middle length side x+6y ft. What is the area of the garden? multiply this out and express in simpliest

asked by Laura on February 6, 2011
6. ### algebra

A gardener wants to create a triangular garden in the shape of a right triangle with shortest side length x – 2y ft. and the middle length side x + 4y ft. What is an algebraic expression for the area of the garden? Be sure to

asked by andrea on April 28, 2011
7. ### Algebra

Essay: Show all work. A gardner wants to create wants to create a triangle garden in the shape of a right triangle with skortesr length x-5yft. and the middle length side x+6yft. what is an algebraic expression for the area of the

asked by Anna&Karen on July 27, 2012
8. ### Intermediate Algebra

A gardner wants to create a triangular garden in the shape of a right triangle with shaortest side length x-8y ft and the middle length side x+6y ft. What is an algebraic expression for the area of the garden? Be sure to multiply