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The length of a rectangular garden is 8 feet longer than its width. If the garden's perimeter is 180 feet, what is the area of the garden in square feet?
Step 1. Let w be the width of the rectangular garden.
Step 2. Let w+8 be the length of the rectangular garden.
Step 3. Let P be the perimeter of the rectangular garden.
Step 4. P=2(w+w+8) since we have 2w plus 2(w+8) be lengths of the 4 sides. A rectangular perimeter is adding the four lengths of the sides of a rectangle.
Divide by four on both sides of equation to yield
Step 5. Area is length times width for a rectangle.
Substituting w=41 and w+8=49 into A yields
ANSWER: Area A=2009
Hope this helps and good luck in the future! Dr J
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