Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 8 - Section 8.1 - The Square Root Property and Completing the Square - Exercise Set - Page 595: 89


The length of a side of the original square is $10 \: meters$.

Work Step by Step

Let $x$ be the length of one side of the flower bed, and $x+4$ be the length of the side of the enlarged flower bed. Get the area of the enlarged flower bed. $(x+4)^2 = 196$ $x+4 = \sqrt{196}$ $x+4 = 14$ $x = 10 \: meters$
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