# gr10 math

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The area of the front cover of a daily journal is 273cm^2. , and the length is 8cm greater than the width. What are the dimensions of the cover?

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Let x = width, then the length = x +8

x(x+8) = 273

x^2 + 8x - 273 = 0

Factor and solve for x.

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