WASHINGTON STATE MATHEMATICS COUNCIL - 1997 MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH OLYMPIAD
GRADES 7 AND 8 SESSION I - PROBLEM SOLVINGTom and Cheryl Thornton are preparing a large display for their fruit trees and berries at Cloud Mountain Nursery. They want to devote no more than 140 square feet in front of the nursery for the display. There will be four displays and they need to be separated by at least 2 feet in order for people to walk between them. Each area will be surrounded by a border of timbers. Tom says they have exactly 86 feet of border material credited at the lunber store from another job.