# Mr. B's Aquarium

- Author:
- Mark Beckwith

- Topic:
- Equations, Quadratic Equations

After watching Animal Planet's hit T.V. show TANKED, Mr. B. decided that he would build his own fish tank in his living room wall. Mr. B. has decided on various tank sizes in addition to making a steel frame of equal widths along the base and the height (of which the dimensions are given) of the tank. The minimum area needed, which includes the dimensions of the frame, is also given. Click the

**New Aquarium**button to choose a different sized aquarium for Mr. B's living room and to complete the following problems.**1)**Choose a desired tank by using the

**New Aquarium**button. Record the three given dimensions for your desired tank.

**2)**Write an equation or an inequality to determine the minimum width required for the frame of the tank with the dimensions you chose in

**1)**.

**3)**Use your equation or inequality from

**2)**to determine the minimum width required for the frame of the tank with the dimensions you chose in

**1)**.