A soccer practice field is 3 times as long as it it wide. If the perimeter of the field is 176 yards, what is the length of the field?
Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+
Originally Posted by stlwhitesheep A soccer practice field is 3 times as long as it it wide. If the perimeter of the field is 176 yards, what is the length of the field? let the width be x. then, by the problem, the length is 3x. now, what do we know about the perimeter? and what is the formula for the perimeter?
6x+2x=176 but how do you get the length and then the width?
Originally Posted by stlwhitesheep 6x+2x=176 but how do you get the length and then the width? what do you mean? length = 3x, and width = x. if you find x, then you can find what the length and width are, right?
View Tag Cloud