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The difference of the area of two squares is 223 square feet and the difference of their perimeters is 24 feet. Find a side of each square.

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  1. side of large square = x
    side of smaller square = y

    x^2 - y^2 = 223
    4x - 4y = 24 ---> x - y = 6 ----> x = y+6

    sub the last equation into the first and solve

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    posted by Reiny
  2. this is simple all u do is put a 4 under all the numbers than you will be left with x-4=y so than you just say x-4=24 an that's your answer :) you can always think me lata
    kisses,

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