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Re: Word Problems Made Easy [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2012, 04:27
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Great post.

However, I translate the 5 example and what is wrong with this:

garden : L1 L1 W1 W1

walkway: L2 L2 W2 W2

L1= 2*W2

L1 - W1 = 10

W1= 6

W2 = ?

2W2 - 6 = 10 >>>> W2 = 8

Same of the post above. May a Mod could say something about .......................
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Re: Word Problems Made Easy [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2012, 06:17
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Great Post man..!

Thanks for putting time and effort for the forum.... +1 from me.. :)
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Re: Word Problems Made Easy [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2013, 23:51
I have a problem here.
it is said that: If the problem says ‘the difference of x and y’ it means ‘x – y’
is it true? isn't it means |x-y|, stated i other words, the distance between x and y?
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Re: Word Problems Made Easy [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2013, 23:08
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Re: Word Problems Made Easy [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 19:53
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vidhya16 wrote:
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The length of a rectangular garden surrounded by a walkway is twice its width. If difference between the length and width of just the rectangular garden is 10 meters, what will be the width of the walkway if just the garden has width 6 meters?

Note: My translation :"The length of a rectangular garden surrounded by a walkway is twice its width." =>

Let L,W be the length and width of the garden respectively. Let x be the width of the walkway. According to the above statement L = 2x.

" If difference between the length and width of just the rectangular garden is 10 meters"

L - W = 10

also W = 6. => L-6 = 10 => L = 16 => x=8. but the explanation above is still not clear for me.


Please can some one explain how the author translated the above statements in to equation as above?
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I have the same question....could someone please explain this example?


I am unable to understand this problem too. Why do we assume uniform width for walkway?

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Re: Word Problems Made Easy [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2013, 23:59
I tried to understand the derivation of the first author, but failed to do so. So, I just drew a figure. Once you understand that the width of the rectangular garden includes the walkway and that "just the garden" lies within this rectangular, the question becomes simple.
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Re: Word Problems Made Easy [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2015, 06:25
In this question are we assuming the width of the walkway to be uniform around the garden ?
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Re: Word Problems Made Easy [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2015, 06:32
vimoha wrote:
In this question are we assuming the width of the walkway to be uniform around the garden ?


Yes. The width is assumed to be uniform around the garden.
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Re: Word Problems Made Easy [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2015, 17:58
Dear All
Need great help
Question 5 is referred .
How to get this equation : L -2x = Length of just garden and W-2x = width of just garden , I can't find it in the question steam , please help , many thanks
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Re: Word Problems Made Easy [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2015, 18:06
Ohh sorry I got it,
There are twice of walk away need to be subtracted from garden to make the equation
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