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    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.
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    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
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    Great

    I can surely take it from here.
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