# Suppose you have 24 feet of fencing to enclose your garden. The width of the garden is 2.8. What length must the garden be to use all of the fencing?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 20, 2016

#### Explanation:

Let the length be

#2 * ("length" + "width") " units"#

So as per question,

#2 * ("length" +2.8) = 24#

#2* (x + 2.8) = 24#

#2x + 5.6 = 24#

#2x = 24 - 5.6#

#2x = 18.4#

#x = 18.4/2 = "9.2 feet"#

Hence the length will be