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    Help with rectangle dimensions problem

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    A veterinarian wishes to use 150 feet of chain link fence to enclose a retangular region and subdivide the region into two smaller regions, as shown below. If the total enclosed area is 900 square feet find the deminsions of the enclosed area.
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    here ya go

    You need to start by expressing the word problem mathematically. In this case, you should come up with the following equations:

    3x+2y=150

    xy=900

    With two equations and two unknown variables you can easily solve this system, and determine the dimensions of the fencing layout.

    Good luck!
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