# A rectangular garden has a perimeter of 48 cm and an area of 140 sq. cm. What is the length of this garden?

##### 2 Answers

Length of garden is

#### Explanation:

Let the length be

Hence, perimeter is

Hence multiplying each term by

i.e.

Hence, dimensions of garden are

The garden has sides of 14cm and 10cm. Length is 14cm.

#### Explanation:

We know that it is a rectangle, so each pair of opposite sides are the same length. We denote one set of sides length

Therefore, the perimeter is given by

The area of a rectangle is given by the product of it's length and breadth, ie

Use quadratic formula: