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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Square, Rectangle, Parallelogram Problems, 7

Category: Plane Geometry

"Published in Vacaville, California, USA"

A garden plot is to contain 200 sq. ft. If its length is to be twice its width, what should its dimension be?


To illustrate the problem, it is better to draw the figure as follows

Photo by Math Principles in Everyday Life

The area of a garden lot which is a rectangle is given by the formula

Let x be the width of a rectangle and 2x be the length of a rectangle. If the area of a garden lot is 200 ft² and the length is twice its width, then the above equation becomes