I have two questions which I have attempted to do with no success, can you thoroughly explain what to do?
The length of a swimming pool is 2.5m greater than its width. The pool's perimeter is 29m. Find the lenghth of the pool.
So, for this one. I knew that the perimeter is 2l + 2w
so I ended up with this 29 =2(2.5l(w))
then I don't know what to do after that.
The second question is
Do I turn the mixed fraction into a improper one first then move 5x to the left hand side? then move 11/20 to right hand side so it would be:
Am I right?
It's not so much "+W" as it is "+ 2.5". The problem says "The length of a swimming pool is 2.5m greater than its width." If write W for the width then the length is 2.5 meters greater: W+ 2.5, assuming that width and length are measured in meters.