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    Quadratic Equations- Word Problem

    Hello forum members,

    I have a math problem that I need help solving. It is a word problem. I know how to use the Quadratic Formula but I am having trouble putting the word problem into standard form. Here is the question...

    Suppose you have an outdoor pool measuring 25ft by 10ft. You want to add a cement walkway around the pool. If the walkway will be 1ft thick and you have 304ft^3 of cement, how wide should the walkway be?

    Thanks for your help!!
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    Can anyone help me please? Wilmer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngice11 View Post
    Suppose you have an outdoor pool measuring 25ft by 10ft. You want to add a cement walkway around the pool. If the walkway will be 1ft thick and you have 304ft^3 of cement, how wide should the walkway be?
    Ok ok...I was watching a hockey game!

    a = walkway width

    Surface area of walkway = (2a + 25)(2a + 10) - 250

    Since thickness = 1, then above = volume, so:
    (2a + 25)(2a + 10) - 250 = 304

    Ya'll ok now?
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    thanks Wilmer.
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