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Phana’s garden is 2 meters wide and 5 meters long. She puts a walkway of uniform width around her garden. If the area of the walkway is 30 square meters, what are the outer dimensions of the walkway? Drawing a diagram will help you solve this problem. Homework Help ✎

Draw a diagram.

Find the total area of the outside rectangle by adding
the area of the inside rectangle to the area of the walkway.

$30+10=40\ \text{sq m}$

If x meters of walkway was added to each side, write an
expression for each side of the outside rectangle.

$\text{length}=5+2x$
$\text{width}=2+2x$

Now write an equation of the form (length)(width) = area and solve for $x$.
Make sure you remember to answer the original question.