algebra
posted by Nadine on .
The length of a rectangle is 1 inch greater than its width. If the dimensions are doubled, its area increases by 36 square inched. Which equation could be used to find its dimensions?

L = W + 1
Since area = L * W
2L(2W)  LW = 36
Substitute W + 1 for L in second equation to find L. Put that value in the first equation to find W. Check by putting both values into the second equation.