A farmer builds a fence to enclose a rectangular…

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  1. Kaitexi

    Kaitexi New Member

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    A farmer builds a fence to enclose a rectangular pasture. He uses 160 feet of fence. Find the total area of the pasture if it is 50 feet long
     
  2. VintageDon

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    Since the problem said he uses 160 feet of fence, you know that is the perimeterP=2 l +2 wYou know that one of the dimensions is 50, so you can plug that into the equation 160=2 x 50+2 w 160=100+2 w 2 w=60 w=30The area is equal to l x w 50 x 30=1500 square feet
     

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