Surely you can see that and , so .
Since you're told the area is , that means
.
I'm sure you can solve this equation for .
Hi
I have a question in my maths textbook that I can't figure out. It goes like this:
Please, I'll be really grateful if someone could take the time to show me the workings of this sum.A rectangular garden has a square flower bed of side length x in one of it's corners. The remainder of the garden consists of lawn and has dimensions as shown. If the total area of the lawn is 50mē:
a) form an equation in terms of x,
b) solve the equation
c) calculate the length and width of the whole garden
Also if you want to look at it simply,
the length is 5 bigger than the width, no matter what x is.
Hence, the positive factors of 50 that differ by 5 are 5 and 10.
The way the question is worded, you probably need to go Prove It's route
to satisfy the requirements of the question.
Alternatively, draw vertical and horizontal lines from the inner corner of the "x-box"
to the other sides of the garden and add up all the areas.
Now, you only need to find the positive factors of 36 that differ by 9.
Yikes !!!!!!
I misread the question
The garden consists of a lawn and an x-box flower bed.
The area of the lawn is not the entire garden.
There are 2 ways to form an equation in x
1. Write the area of the lawn, by drawing a horizontal or vertical inner line
or
2. Write the area of the entire garden
Then you are solving
or
and both equations are the same.
Hence
Finish with part (c) by adding x to 7 and to 2.