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January 26th, 2014, 06:10 PM   #1
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Border Question - Urgent

A rectangular lawn measures 7m by 5 m. A uniform border of flowers is to be planted along !!!2!!! adjacent sides of the lawn, as shown in the diagram. If the flowers that have been purchased will cover an area of 6.25msquared, how wide is the border?

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Re: Border Question - Urgent

Hello, helpmeplease12!

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A rectangular lawn measures 7m by 5 m.
A uniform border of flowers is to be planted along two adjacent sides of the lawn.
If the flowers that have been purchased will cover an area of 6.25 meters squared,
how wide is the border?

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      : - - 7 - - : x :
    - *-----------*---*
    : |           |:::|
    5 |   lawn    |:::| x+5
    : |           |:::|
    - *-----------*:::|
    x |:::::::::::::::|
    - *---------------*
             x+7









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Garden is 6.25 m: . . .
I assume you meant "Border" rather than "Garden".
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