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## #1 2023-11-15 03:25:22

sologuitar
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### Find Width of Border

A lanscaper, who just completed a rectangular flower garden measuring 6 feet by 10 feet, orders 1 cubic yard of premixed cement, all of which is to be used to create a border of uniform width around the garden. If the border is to have a depth 3 inches, how wide will the border be?

NOTE: 1 CUBIC YARD = 27 CUBIC FEET

6 feet by 10 feet = 60 feet^2

Length = 2x + 10

Width = 2x + 6

Is this right so far?

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## #2 2023-11-15 03:44:28

amnkb
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### Re: Find Width of Border

sologuitar wrote:

A lanscaper, who just completed a rectangular flower garden measuring 6 feet by 10 feet, orders 1 cubic yard of premixed cement, all of which is to be used to create a border of uniform width around the garden. If the border is to have a depth 3 inches, how wide will the border be?

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## #3 2023-11-16 18:16:21

sologuitar
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### Re: Find Width of Border

amnkb wrote:
sologuitar wrote:

A lanscaper, who just completed a rectangular flower garden measuring 6 feet by 10 feet, orders 1 cubic yard of premixed cement, all of which is to be used to create a border of uniform width around the garden. If the border is to have a depth 3 inches, how wide will the border be?

How did you get the area of the border and volume of cement expressions?

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