A garden is 38 feet longer than it is wide. Its perimeter is 288 feet.Write a linear equation whose solution shows the length and width of the garden.
The ordered pair needs to be in the format of (L,W)
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Let's write what we know.
Equation for perimeter is
Our Perimeter=288 ft
We know that the Length is 38 feet longer than the width
Let's call Length=L and call Width=W
Let's substitute these variables into our perimeter equation
Thus our width is 53.
Substitute W=53 into L=38+W
Thus the Length 91 ft.
Our order pair (L,W) is then (91,53)
If you wanted to check your work, simplify use the perimeter equation
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