Posted by **ariana** on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 12:20am.

a roll of carpet 9 ft wide is 30 ft longer than a roll of carpet 15 ft wide. both rolls have the same area. make a sketch and find the dimensions of each.

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**jai**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 12:51am
first represent unknowns with variables:

let x = length of the second carpet

let x+30 = length of first carpet.

since Area=length*width, and they have the same area,

Area = 9*(x+30) = 15*x

9(x+30) = 15x

now solve for x. then substitute this to x+30 to get length of first carpet.

let me see your work. :)

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**Chandler**, Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 10:51pm
15 by 45; 9 by 75

- algebra 1 -
**Awesome Sause**, Monday, September 7, 2015 at 3:21pm
X=45

15 by 45 and 9 by 75

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