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Author: Terry Trotter
Description: Algebra, difficulty level 1. Maxwell mows rectangular lawns by mowing around the rectangle, leaving a smaller rectangle. If the lawn is 200 feet by 120 feet, how wide a swath has he mowed so far if his mower runs out of gas 1/4 of the way through?

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