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Determine the length of the fence?

Postby DoubleUp on Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:29 am

A rectangular fence is to be constucted against the side of a building that will act as one side of the fence. The fenced area is to be 2400 sq units and the long side of the fence is to be 3 times the short side. Determine the length of the fence. Draw a diagram that illustrates the fenced area.
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^ i guess the diagram would look something like that right? with the top rectangle being the building and the bottom one being the fence
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Postby stapel_eliz on Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:27 am

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DoubleUp wrote:^ i guess the diagram would look something like that right? with the top rectangle being the building and the bottom one being the fence

Yes, that's the usual set-up. :wink:
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