College Algebra
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The length of a rectangular carpet is 6 feet greater than twice its width. If the area is 72 square feet, find the carpet's length and width.

w(2w+6) = 72
2w^2 + 6w  72 = 0
w^2 + 3w  36 = 0
w = 3/2 (√17  1)
Odd answer. These usually involve integers. Typo?