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Who is asking: Parent Level: Elementary Question: Nate's garden has a perimeter of 34 meters and an area of 72 square meters. What are the dimensions of the garden? 

Hi Rebecca,
If the perimeter is 34 meters then half way around the garden is 34/2 = 17 meters. Thus
The area is 72 square meters so
As your daughter if she knows two numbers which have a product of 72. Is their sum 17? If not find a different pair of numbers that have a product of 72. Is their sum 17? If not, try again. Penny 

