# A rectangular garden has a length of (y+2) yards and a width of (4y-1) yards. How do you find the perimeter of the garden in terms of y?

Jul 15, 2017

$P = 10 y + 2$

#### Explanation:

We will sum the length of the sides:

$\left(y + 2\right) + \left(y + 2\right) + \left(4 y - 1\right) + \left(4 y - 1\right)$

and get the perimeter of the garden in terms of y by finding and summing the like terms:

$P = \textcolor{red}{y} + 2 \textcolor{red}{+ y} + 2 \textcolor{red}{+ 4 y} - 1 \textcolor{red}{+ 4 y} - 1$

that's

$P = 10 y + 2$