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The seats in a theater are arranged in parallel rows that form a rectangular region. The number in each row is 16 fewer than the number of rows. How many seats are in each row of 1161 seat theater?

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let the number of rows be x
let the number of seats in each row be x16
x(x16) = 1161
x^2  16x  1161 = 0
(x43)(x+27) = 0
x = 43 or x = 27 but x > 0
x = 43
there are 43 rows with 27 seats in each
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