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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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

Solutions

Chapter 1.6, Problem 37E
To determine

To find: The length and width of square plot.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 37E

The length of garden is 60 ft and the width of garden is 40 ft.

Explanation of Solution

Given:

Length of building lot is 60 ft and width of building lot is 40 ft.

Area of the parking lot is 12,000ft2 .

Calculation:

Let the side of square plot be x.

Tabulate the given information into the language of algebra.

In words In Algebra
Side of square plot x
Area of entire plot x2

Model the equation for the above information.

Totalareaofplot=Areaofbuildinglot+Areaofparkingx2=60×40+12000

Simplify the above equation for x,

x2=2400+12000x2=14400x=120

Thus, the side of square plot is 60 ft.

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