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CURRENTLY 6 LESSON DAYS BEHIND AND VERY DEPRESSED/STRESSED!! You are making a rectangular table. The area of the table should be 10 ft^2. You want the length of the table to be 1 ft shorter than twice its width. What should the dimensions of the table be?

Okay, so, I'm not sure how to put this into an equation. The example in the book is very different to this problem. Please help!!

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  1. How do I solve that using a quadratic formula?

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  2. w(2w-1)=10
    2w^2-w-10 = 0
    (2w-5)(w+2) = 0
    w = 5/2
    so, the length is 4

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