Posted by **Fred** on Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 7:32pm.

The width of a rectangle is 3ft less than the length, the area is 4ft^2 find the length and width

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**michael**, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 7:52pm
a=lw

w=l-3

therefore

a=(l-3)l

and a=4

therefore

4=l^2-3l

l=4(guess&check)

w=l-3

w=4-3

w=1

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**CLAUDIA**, Monday, November 17, 2008 at 7:16pm
the length is l= -2

because area does equals length*width

which would be 4=(1-3)L

4=2L then you will have to divide both sides bby the negative 2

-2=L

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