# 4.6 #29,#31

### By: H. Denton

For: D. Kirkland, 2nd period

May 15, 2014

Your friend is using Descartes Rule of Signs to find the number of negative real roots of x^3 + x^2 + x + 1 = 0 . Describe and correct the error.

A gardener is designing a new garden in the shape of a trapezoid. She wants the shorter base to be twice the height and the longer base to be 4 feet longer than the shorter base. If she has enough topsoil to create a 60ft^2 garden, what dimensions should she use for the garden?