# Thread: Dimensions of Rectangular Garden

1. ## 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.

2. ok perimeter is

$\displaystyle 80= W + W + L + L$

and length is

$\displaystyle L = 2W + 10$

so now substitute L into the perimeter formula

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

and solve

3. ## Great

I can surely take it from here.