Posted by **rr** on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 12:26am.

A rectangular is six times as long as it is wide. If the area is 54 ft^2, find the length and the width of the table.

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**Jai**, Friday, May 18, 2012 at 1:24am
let x = width

let 6x = length (according to the first statement)

recall that area of a rectangle is given by,

A = length x width

thus,

54 = x * 6x

54 = 6x^2

9 = x^2

x = 3 ft (width)

6x = 18 ft (length)

hope this helps~ :)

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