Hello, I was just wondering if someone can double check my answer on this word problem. Thank you.
You have a rectangular garden that is 25ft by 11ft. You want to build a pathway around the garden. However, you only have enough gravel to build 576 ft. So, how wide can your pathway around the garden be?
What I did was find the perimeter. P=72 ft
So, then I just divided 576 by 72 and I got 8. My answer was that the pathway had to be 8 ft wide. Is that correct?