Posted by Diana on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 5:09pm.
the width of a rectangle is 1 ft less than the length, the area is 6 ft^2, what is the length and width? thank you

algebra  Damon, Friday, January 22, 2010 at 5:23pm
L * (L1) = 6
L^2 L 6 = 0
(L3)(L+2) = 0
take it from there

algebra  bobpursley, Friday, January 22, 2010 at 5:24pm
L*W=area
L(L1)=6
solve for L
L^2L6=0
(L3)(L+2)=9
L=3, W=2

algebra  diana, Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 5:15pm
thanks bob, for all your help
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