It takes 184 rods of fencing to enclose a rectangular field containing 13 acres. Find the dimensions of the field. (1 acre = 160 sq. rods). I multiiplied 160 x 13 and got 2,080 sq. rods. It seems that therre is more field than fencing to cover it. ( I noticed it said 184 rods instead of square rods.)

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Motherof8 wrote:It takes 184 rods of fencing to enclose a rectangular field containing 13 acres. Find the dimensions of the field.

'rods' would be like 'yards' - distance

'sq rods' would be like 'sq yds' - area

do area & perim eqns

2L+2w=184

Lw=2080

solve for L & w