February 27, 2017

Homework Help: Algebra

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

Which equation could be used to find the dimensions of a room that has a length of 8 feet longer than the width, x, and has an area of 240 square feet?
(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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