## Algebra 1 Tutorial

*Quadratic Equations*

#### Intro

Jonathan just adopted 4 new guinea pigs and he wants to build them a C&C cage outside.He wants to give them room to run so he bought 36 feet of fencing.

#### Sample Problem

What dimensions can he create for optimal use for these energetic guinea pigs?

#### Solution

The first thing to do is highlight the most important pieces of information. Jonathan has 36 feet worth of fencing and he is building a cage meaning, there are two dimensions to use, length and width.

To do solve this, you find the multiples of 36:

1 x 36|2 x 18|3 x 12|4 x 9|6 x 6

You then turn that information into a table.

L| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 6 | W| 36 | 18 | 12 | 9 | 6 |

Remember multiplication can go either way. So your finished table will look like this:

L| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 6 || 6 | 9 | 12 | 18 | 36 | W| 36 | 18 | 12 | 9 | 6 || 6 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 |

There are 10 total dimensions that are available for use but now you have to decide which are better for the animal to run in.

Imagine a 1 ft by 36 ft cage- pretty small right? They’d just be running back and forth. For the Guinea pigs its best to use the middle dimensions, 6 ft by 6 ft, so they have room to run around and not have to worry about running into fences.

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