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asked • 01/03/14

help solve word problem with a polynomial answer

Please help me solve this word problem.
 
"Conor wants to put a moat around his rectangle castle.  Let , m, = the width of the moat.
 
                                                                         ___________________________
                                                                          [                  60ft______ _   ]   ]
                                                                          [    [                                    ]   ]
                                                                          [    [                                    ]   ]    45ft vertical
                                                                          ["m"            Castle              ]   ]
                                                                          [    [                                    ]   ]
                                                                          [    [ __________________ _]   ]
                                                                          [______________________ _ _]
 
1.  Given the diagram above, how do I write a polynomial that represents the total area of tthe castle and the moat?
 
2.  How do I find the combined area if the moat is 10 feet wide?
 
3.  If the moat is also 10 feet deep, how do I calculate how many gallons of water are in the moat if 1 gallon = 0.134ft^3?  Round to the gallon.
 
A big thank you.

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Vivian L. answered • 01/03/14

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