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#### DeusAbscondus

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A farmer has a rectangular paddock with Perimeter = 50m and Area =130m

Perimeter =50m

Area of paddock =130m

The task is find the dimensions of the paddock.

Here is the formula I created to solve this:

l2−25l+130=0

which, when crunched through the Quad Formula, yeilds:

25±105√2

which in turns yields dimensions of paddock to be length≈17.6m & width≈7.4m

My question: how is it that the exponent on 130m

^{2}Perimeter =50m

Area of paddock =130m

^{2}The task is find the dimensions of the paddock.

Here is the formula I created to solve this:

l2−25l+130=0

which, when crunched through the Quad Formula, yeilds:

25±105√2

which in turns yields dimensions of paddock to be length≈17.6m & width≈7.4m

My question: how is it that the exponent on 130m

^{2}can be whisked away like that and still produce a correct answer?
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