The perimeter of a garden is 250 meters. the length is 5 meters more than 3 times the width, find the dimensions of the garden?
Width: 30 m
Length: 95 m
First, start by writing the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle
This will be your first equation. To get the second one, use the fact that the length of the perimeter is 5 m more than 3 times its width.
Plug this into the first equation and solve for
This means that the length of th garden is
Give it a quick check to see if the solutions match