Inside Collection: Advanced Algebra II: Activities and Homework

Summary: An introduction to quadratic equations.

For exercises #1-5, I have two numbers

OK, here’s a different sort of problem. A swimming pool is going to be built, 3 yards long by 5 yards wide. Right outside the swimming pool will be a tiled area, which will be the same width all around. The total area of the swimming pool plus tiled area must be 35 yards.

**a.**Draw the situation. This doesn’t have to be a fancy drawing, just a little sketch that shows the 3, the 5, and the unknown width of the tiled area.**b.**Write an algebra equation that gives the unknown width of the tiled area.**c.**Solve that equation to find the width.**d.**Check your answer—does the whole area come to 35 yards?

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Check your answers by plugging them into the original equation. Do they both work?

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