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the width of a rectangle is 1 ft less than the length, the area is 6 ft^2, what is the length and width? thank you

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    L * (L-1) = 6
    L^2 -L -6 = 0
    (L-3)(L+2) = 0
    take it from there

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    L*W=area
    L(L-1)=6
    solve for L
    L^2-L-6=0
    (L-3)(L+2)=9
    L=3, W=2

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    thanks bob, for all your help

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