Posted by **nabiha** on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 5:15pm.

The width of a rectangular photograph is 5cm more than the height. The area is 80cm squared. Find the height of the photograph.

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 5:24pm
let the height be h

then width is h+5

solve h(x+5) = 80 as a quadratic

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**nabiha**, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 5:29pm
but how do u solve h(x+5)=80

i have never come across ones like these.

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 5:39pm
should have been

h(h + 5) = 80

h^2 + 5h - 80 = 0

using formula

h = (-5 ± √ 345)/2

= 6.78 or some negative number

so height is 6.78

width = 11.78

area = 6.78x11.78 = 79.87

don't know what accuracy you needed in the answer.

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