Question 67543: A garden area is 30 ft long and 20 ft wide. A path of uniform width is set around the edge. If the remaining garden area is 400 ft2, what is the width of the path? Give your answer in decimal form, rounded to the nearest thousandth.
You can put this solution on YOUR website! The area of a rectangle is calculated as length times width.
To calculate the area of the garden less area of x width edge, we just subtract x from both the length and width and calculate the area of the smaller rectangle. In algebrese, that is: