# SOLUTION: Hello, I need some help solving this problem: Al's flower garden measures 25 feet by 35 feet. He has enough crushed stone to cover 325 square feet. If he uses the stone

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 104414: Hello, I need some help solving this problem: Al's flower garden measures 25 feet by 35 feet. He has enough crushed stone to cover 325 square feet. If he uses the stone to build a path around his garden, what is the maximum possible width of the path. Thank youAnswer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!let x=(width of path) area of garden with path is (25+2x)(35+2x) ... (25)(35)+120x+4x^2 area of garden is (25)(35) the difference in the areas is the area of the path ... 325 4x^2+120x=325 ... 4x^2+120x-325=0 ... (4x+130)(x-2.5)=0