Posted by ismackyourfacewithabanana! on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 3:51pm.
The area of a playground is 221 yd^2. The width of the playground is 4 yd longer than its length. Find the length and width of the playground.

Algebra  drwls, Monday, March 28, 2011 at 4:01pm
Solve w*(w4) = 221
Width is usually less than length for a rectangle, but that is not the case here.
Try factoring
w^2  4w 221 = 0, and
take the positive root.
You should end up with integers for the length and the width.
w4 is the length.

Algebra  ismackyourfacewithabanana!, Monday, March 28, 2011 at 4:02pm
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