Mathematics
LeeStrathman
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A farmer needs to fence a rectangular piece of land.She wants the length of the field to be 55 feet longer than the width. If she has 1310 feet of fencing material, what should be the length and the width of the field?

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BettieZumbrunnen

Call the width ' W '. Then the length is W + 55 Perimeter (distance all around) = W + (W+55) + W + (W+55) = 4W + 110 4W + 110 = 1,310 4W = 1,200 W = 300-ft Length = W + 55 = 355-ft

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