Posted by **tyrik** on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 2:27pm.

a painting is 3 inches longer than it is wide. it is set in a rectangular border that is 2 inches wider than the painting on each side. if the area of the border is 100in^2 what are the dimensions of the painting?

Here is a problem I worked for Jason that is almost the same. See if this won't do it.

http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1164826659
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