Posted by Alyssa on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 4:57pm.
The length of the smaller rectangle at the right is 1 inch less than twice its width. Both the dimensions of the larger rectangle are 2 inches longer than the smaller rectangle. The area of the shaded region is 86 square inches. What is the area of the larger rectangle?

Math  assistance needed  Writeacher, Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 5:01pm
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Math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 5:01pm
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math  Alyssa, Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 5:14pm
The length of the smaller rectangle at the right is 1 inch less than twice its width. Both the dimensions of the larger rectangle are 2 inches longer than the smaller rectangle. The area of the shaded region is 86 square inches. What are the dimensions of the smaller rectangle?

Nassau  bobpursley, Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 5:19pm
What shaded region?

Nassau  Reiny, Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 5:21pm
I will assume that the smaller rectangle is inside the larger, and the "shaded" region is the difference in their areas, so ...
(2x+1)(x+2)  (2x1)(x) = 86
2x^2 + 5x + 2  2x^2 + x  86 = 0
6x = 84
x = 14
the smaller is 14 by 27

Nassau  KYLEE, Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 11:08am
14 by 27

Math  Nacho, Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 9:05am
2+2=4
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