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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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Stewart + 5 others
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ISBN: 9780840068071
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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

Solutions

Chapter 1.6, Problem 35E
To determine

To find: The length of the garden.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 35E

The length of the garden is 45 ft.

Explanation of Solution

Given:

The width of the garden is 25 ft.

The area of the garden is 1125ft2.

Calculation:

Let x be the length of the garden.

Tabulate the given information algebraically.

In wordsIn Algebra
Length of gardenx
Area of gardenx×25

Table (1)

Model the equation for the above information as follows.

Areaofgarden=length×width1125=x×25

On further simplification,

25x=1125x=112525x=45

Thus, the length of the garden is 45 ft.

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