Melissa is planning a rectangular vegetable garden with a square patch for tomatoes. She wants the length of the garden to exceed three times the length of the tomato patch by 2 feet. She also wants the garden’s width to exceed the width of the tomato patch by 5 feet. ---Melissa wants to know how the width and length of the garden relate to the length of the square tomato patch. If each side of the tomato patch is x feet, write the functions and to represent the garden’s width and length, respectively.

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Length is greater than 3 times the tomato patch plus 2 L>3x+2, The width is greater than the tomato patch plus 5 W>x+5

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