Hello, Ryan!

A gutter is to be made by folding up the edges of a strip of metal.

If the metal is 12 in wide and the cross-sectional area of the gutter is to be 16 7/8 in sq,

what are the width and depth of the gutter? Code:

This is the strip of metal before folding.
: - - - - -12 - - - - - :
*-----*-----------*-----*
: x : 12-2x : x :
This is the gutter after folding.
* *
| |
x | | x
| |
*-----------*
12-2x

The cross-sectional area is: .

We're told that this area will be: inē.

There is our equation . . .

Multiply by 8: .

Factor: .

There are **two** solutions . . .

. . .