Posted by **morgz** on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 1:06am.

the area of a rectangular table =82 square feet if its length is 8 feet longer than its width find the dimensions of the table

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**PsyDAG**, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 1:36am
L = W + 8

L * W = 82

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**PsyDAG**, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 1:39am
(W+8)W = 82

W^2 + 8W - 82 = 0

I don't see how this could be factored. Do you have typos?

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**piyush yadav**, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 3:28am
it has roots with sq. roots not simple integer coz its determinant is not a perfect sq.

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**drwls**, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 7:44am
piyush has confused the word determinant with discriminant, but is correct in saying thwe roots will not be integers

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