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Two people must mow an area 500 feet long and 400 feet wide. They agree that each will mow half the area.

Two people must mow an area 500 feet long and 400 feet wide. They agree that each will mow half the area. They decided that one will mow around the edge in a path of equal width until half the area is left.

Write an quadratic equation that could be used to find the width x that one should mow around the edge of the area.

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