# Dimensions of Rectangular Garden

• September 18th 2008, 08:17 PM
magentarita
Dimensions of Rectangular Garden
Mr. James wanted to plant a garden that would be in the shape of a rectangle. He was given 80 feet of fencing to enclose his garden. He wants the length to be 10 feet more than twice the width. What are the dimensions, in feet, for a rectangular garden that will use exactly 80 feet of fencing?

Please, set up the equation and I will solve for x.
• September 18th 2008, 08:29 PM
11rdc11
ok perimeter is

$80= W + W + L + L$

and length is

$L = 2W + 10$

so now substitute L into the perimeter formula

$80 = 2(2W + 10) + 2W$

and solve
• September 19th 2008, 04:51 AM
magentarita
Great
I can surely take it from here.