A few days ago
Anonymous

Meredith Gardos is planning an expansion of a square flower garden in a city park, if each side of the original garden is increased by 5 meters, the new total area of the garden will be 49 square meters,Find the length of each side of the original garden.

please show work so i can understand. thanks you very mcuh.

A few days ago
X E Cute

First, you realize that area is calculated by multiplying length by height.

Then you have to realize that a square has four equal sides.

Finding the area of a square means you “square” the length of one side.

If you know the area of the finished garden, you can find the length of a side by taking the square root of that number.

That number is the length of one of the final sides.

Final length – length increased = original length

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A few days ago
Matt H.
49 = (s +5)^2

49 = s^2+10s+25

0= s^2+10s-24

0=(s-2)(s+12)

Therefore, s = 2, s=-12, but s cannot be -12 because a negative length doesn’t exist. Therefore each side was 2 meters in length. You can check this by the formula for area A= s^2 (side squared). A = (2 + 5)^2 = 49.

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A few days ago
Anonymous
Everybody has their answer. I think the original side is 6

4s + 5=49

-5 -5

4s = 44

(the new side is 11)

Take new side 11 and subtract the meters that is was increased by

which was 5 and that gives you 6.

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A few days ago
Mal
each side of the new garden is 7m since the area is 49. (7×7=49). If she increased each side by 5 meters then 7-5=2. Each side of the original garden was 2 meters.
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A few days ago
Wylie Coyote
(x+5)^2=49 The suare root of 49 is 7, 7-5=2.
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A few days ago
Anonymous
Fourth-grade math gettin’ ya down, kid? How do you get 49 square meters? ____ X ____ = 49. Now, ____ – 5 meters = WHAT?

Jeezus, dude, I took “Pre-College Algebra” THREE TIMES in High School in order to get a C- and even I can do your math homework.

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A few days ago

I think its 2
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A few days ago
Anonymous
well seems like u need a tutor. 😀
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A few days ago
jannatul a
k.. i hope that you will pleased
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