Question 125035: Translate the following into a quadratic equation, and solve it:
the length of a rectangluar garden is three times its width; if the area of the garden is 75 square meters, what are the dimensions? Answer by solver91311(16897) (Show Source):
, which is your quadratic equation in standard form.
So, or . The negative result doesn't make much sense in terms of the dimensions of a rectangle, so we can exclude that root. The width of the rectangle is therefore 5 meters, and the length is 3 * 5 =15 meters.