# A pasture is twice as big as it is wide. Its area is 115,200 ft^2. How wide is the pasture?

##### 1 Answer

The pasture is **240 ft** wide.

#### Explanation:

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

Replace

#(2 * w) * w = 115,200

This means that the pasture's length is

So, to answer the question, the pasture is **240 ft** wide.