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Completing the Square

Completing the Square 1.9 - Solution

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a

Let's examine the rectangle.

The rectangle has a width of feet and a length of Area of a rectangle can be found by multiplying its width bcy its length. With this, we can write the equation that gives the area of the pen.

b
We can solve the equation by grouping.
Simplify
Factor
Solve using the Zero Product Property
As a result, the value of must be With this, we can find the dimensions of the pen.