# Algebra

If the sides of a square lengthened by 7cm,the area becomes 196cmsquare. What is the length of the orinal side of the original square?

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
3. 👁 207
1. The first thing that you need to do is figure out the length of the sides when the area is 196. To do this you find the square root which is 14 cm. That means that each side is currently 14cm. Since they were lengthened by 7 cm, you subtract 7 cm from 14 cm to get the original length of the side which is 14-7= 7cm

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
2. Thanks. I made it harder than it was.

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0

## Similar Questions

1. ### Geometry

An isosceles right triangle has an area of 98cm squared. Find the length of each leg. The formula of finding the area of a triangle with one right angle is: (b x h)/2 You know that an isoceles triangles has two equal sides. Those

2. ### MA 107 college algebra

Each side of a square is lengthened by 2 inches. The area of this new, larger square is 81 square inches. Find the length of a side of the original square.

3. ### Math

Please Check My Answer: Find the probability that you throw a dart and land in the region labeled "G" Here is a link to the image: I can't place it in here, but if you google the question, the very first image that pops up (A

4. ### Math Calculus

Three sides of a fence and an existing wall form a rectangular enclosure. The total length of a fence used for the three sides is 240 ft. Let x be the length of two sides perpendicular to the wall as shown. Write an equation of

1. ### Geometry- Preferably Ms. Sue

Lucinda wants to build a square sandbox, but she has no way of measuring angles. Which of the following explains how she can make sure the sandbox is square by measuring only length? A)Arrange four equal-length sides, so the

2. ### Help with maths!

A rectangular field is surrounded by a fence on three of its sides, and a straight hedge on the fourth side. If the length of the fence is 320m, find the maximum area of the field enclosed. So...how should i do it? Does it matter

3. ### Al;gebra 1

1) A family is building a patio onto the back of their house with a rectangular area in the center and equal square sections on both sides. The entire length of the patio can be no longer than 20 feet. Let p represent the width of

Find the area and the circumference of a four leaf clover with the square length to be 6 cm This is a square in the center with 4 semicircles "glued" to the sides. Use Pi = 3.14 and ROUND your answers to the nearest WHOLE unit)

1. ### maths-urgently needed

ABCD is a square with length of each side 1cm. An octagon is formed by lines joining the vertices of the square to the mid points of opposite sides. Find the area of the octagon?

2. ### algebra

If the sides of a square are lengthened by 6 cm the area becomes 196 cm 2 find the length of a side of the original square?

3. ### Math word problem

A small circular pool is enclosed in a square. Find the area inside the square but outside the circle? (of the shaded region). There is a picture of a square, which is shaded, around a circle. The circle is touching all four sides

4. ### math

a house has two rooms of equal area. one room is square and the other room a rectangle, four feet narrower and 5ft longer than the square one. find the area of each room? let x = dimensions of the square. Rectangle then is x-4 and