Algebra 1

Explain the difference between the following two phrases.

Eight less than a number


Eight is less than a number

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  1. n - 8

    8 < n

  2. A rectangular garden that is w ft wide is enclosed by 120ft of fencing. How long is the garden??
    All I need is an expression. I know that u can't solve this ptoblem because it doesn't give you enought information.

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    posted by Lily
  3. P = 2w + 2l

    120 = 2w + 2l

  4. I had te same thing!! But at the back of te book the answer is (60-w) ft. And I am confused how yet got it!

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  5. Since 120 is the measurement of all four sides of the rectangle, then 60 is the distance around two adjacent sides.

    That's why the length equals 60 minus the width.

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