1. ## Help word problem

i really need help i have a rectangular garden i need 42m of fencing to go all the way around,the length of the garden is twice as long as the width. what is the length and the width? please help

2. Hello, lisamae!

Did you make a sketch?

i have a rectangular garden.
i need 42m of fencing to go all the way around.
the length of the garden is twice as long as the width.
what is the length and the width?
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Let the width of the garden be x.
Then the length is 2x.

The amount of fencing is: .x + 2x + x + 2x .= .6x
We are told that the amount of fencing is 42 feet.

There is our equation . . . .6x .= .42

Hence: .x = 7 .and .2x = 14

Therefore, the garden will be 7-by-14 feet.