Algebra 1Please, help me!
Marie has a square piece of cloth. She needs another piece with a length 2 inches shorter than the side of the square piece and a width 2 inches longer. The area for the new piece of cloth is 780 in^2. What will be the dimensions of the new piece of cloth?
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(x2)(x+2) = 780
x^2  4 = 780
x^2 = 784
Solve for x, then x+2 and x2.posted by PsyDAG
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