algebra1 HELP PLEASE
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The length of a rectangle is 4 m less than the diagonal and the width is 7 m less than the diagonal. If the area is 76 m2, how long is the diagonal? Round your answer to the nearest tenth.

If the sides are x and y, and the diagonal is d,
x = d7
y = d4
so,
d = x+7 = y+4
That is, y = x+3
xy = 76, so
x(x+3) = 76
x = 7.35
So, the rectangle is 7.35 x 10.35
area = 76
diagonal is 12.69
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