Problem of the Day

Chapter 5, Lesson 15

Lauren has 96 feet of fencing that she had used to enclose a square patch in her garden. She wants to repurpose the fencing to enclose a region in the shape of an equilateral triangle.

Write and solve an equation that can be used to find the length of each of the three sides of the equilateral triangle. How much longer than the side of the original square is the side of the new equilateral triangle?