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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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

Solutions

Chapter 1.6, Problem 36E
To determine

To find: The width of the pasture.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 36E

The width of the pasture is 240 ft.

Explanation of Solution

Given:

The area of the pasture is 115,200ft2 .

The length of pasture is twice than its width.

Calculation:

Let the width of the pasture be x.

Tabulate the given information into the language of algebra.

In words In Algebra
Width of pasture x
Length of pasture 2x

Model the equation for the above information.

Areaofpasture=length×width115,200=x×2x

Simplify the above equation for x,

2x2=115,200x2=115,2002x2=57600x=240

Thus, the width of the pasture is 240 ft.

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