Posted by Rebecca on .
The area of the front cover of a daily journal is 273cm^2. , and the length is 8cm greater than the width. What are the dimensions of the cover?

gr10 math 
PsyDAG,
Let x = width, then the length = x +8
x(x+8) = 273
x^2 + 8x  273 = 0
Factor and solve for x.