Word Problem

A Word Problem, David Kirkland 10-16-13

A rectangular swimming pool is 10 ft deep. One side of the pool is 1.5 times longer than the other. the amount of water needed tos fill the swimming pool is 3840 cubic feet. Find the dimensions of the pool.

Write the equation for the volume of the pool in the form ax^2=c by simplifying.

Isolate x^2

Find square roots.

find larger dimensions of the pool.

therefore, the pool is 16 ft wide by 24 ft long.

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