A gardener has 46 feet of fencing to be used to enclose a rectangular garden that has a border 2 feet wide surrounding it. If the length and width of the garden are to be the same length, what would be the dimension of the garden? What would be the area of the square garden?

Length = width = same

46 = (x + 4) + (x + 4)

46 = 2x + 8

46 - 8 = 2x

38 = 2x

38/2 = x

19 feet

The length and width are 19 feet.

The area is (19 * 19) or 361 ft^2.

Is this correct?