# SOLUTION: Please help me on this problem: Bert is planning to fence his rectangular backyard for ducks. He has 100 meters of chicken wire to build the perimeter. What should the dimension

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 Question 247732: Please help me on this problem: Bert is planning to fence his rectangular backyard for ducks. He has 100 meters of chicken wire to build the perimeter. What should the dimensions of the fence be of the length is 5 more than the width?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Bert is planning to fence his rectangular backyard for ducks. He has 100 meters of chicken wire to build the perimeter. What should the dimensions of the fence be of the length is 5 more than the width? : But he has no "duck wire"! (just joking) : Let x = the width then it says the length is 5 more than the width, therefore (x+5) = the length : The perimeter equation: 2L + 2W = P therefore: 2(x+5) + 2x = 100 2x + 10 + 2x = 100 4x = 100 - 10 4x = 90 x = x = 22.5 m is the width and 22.5 + 5 = 27.5 m is the length : : Check this by finding the perimeter 2(27.5) + 2(22.5) = 55 + 45 = 100