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August 20, 2014

Posted by **Anonymous** on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 5:34pm.

(A) x squared - 8x + 240 = 0

(B) 2x(2x-8x+16)=240

(C) x squared + 8x + 240 = 0

(D) x squared + 8x - 240 = 0

I got (x)(8x)=240 aka x squared + 8x = 240, which isn't any of the answer choices. I'm leaning towards (B) though, but I don't understand. Can someone please help me figure this one out? Thanks.

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 5:45pmYou should have started with Length times width.... (8+x)x=240

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**Anonymous**, Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 8:07pmI know. That was a typo. So where do I go from there?

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