As part of a landscaping project, you put in a flower bed measuring 10 feet by 12 feet. You plan to surround the bed with a uniform border of low-growing plants.
Write a polynomial that describes the area of the uniform border that surrounds the bed. Explain what you did and why.
The low-growing plants surrounding the flower bed require 1 sq. foot each when mature. If you have 168 of these plants, how wide a strip around the bed should you prepare the border? Explain what you did and why.
If someone can help me set up the problem, I can figure out how to solve it.