A pasture is twice as big as it is wide. Its area is 115,200 ft^2. How wide is the pasture?
The pasture is 240 ft wide.
You can think of your pasture as being a rectangle that ahs a width of
In order to determine the values of
First, focus on the fact that the pasture's twice as big as it is wide. This tells you that the length of the pasture is actually two times bigger than its width.
You also know the pasture's area to be
This means that you have
#(2 * w) * w = 115,200
This means that the pasture's length is
So, to answer the question, the pasture is 240 ft wide.