February 20, 2017

Homework Help: algebra

Posted by Tom on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 9:20am.

Tom decides to make a rectangular desk top from a plywood door that was stored in the basement. The door was 2 feet longer than twice its width. To get the desired size desk he cuts 3 inches off its length and 1/2 foot off its width. If the plywood he cut off had a total area of 9 1/2 feet, what were the original dimensions of the door?

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