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Posted by **kimi** on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 4:05am.

- Math word problem -
**Dr Russ**, Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 4:37amlength = x+5 cm

breadth = 3 cm

area = length x breadth

42 cm^2 = 3 cm(x+5 cm)

42 cm^2 = 3x cm + 15 cm^2

now solve for x

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