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A gardener wants to use 62 feet of fencing to enclose a rectangular shaped garden. If its length is 4 feet longer than twice its width, find the width of the garden
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I'm going to have you do this question but I'll get you started. What do we already know?
Total amount of fencing = 62 feet
Width = unknown so let's refer to it by the variable W
Length = 2W + 4 (they told us in the question that the length is 2 times the width plus 4 feet)
Now let's once again use out perimeter equation and plug in what we know:
P = L + W + L + w
62 = (2W+4)+W+(2W+4)+w
Now I'm going to have you solve from this point forward because I think you'll be able to do so.posted by Lena
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