Kim wants to have equal amounts of room on all four sides of her dining room table. A 5ft by 8ft table is placed in the center of a rectangular room that has an area of 154 square feet. What is the width of the clear space Kim will have on all sides of her table? Show your work.

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Just do this and foil it: (5 + 2x)(8 + 2x) = 154 then it'll be in standard form and you can solve it.

Would I use a Quadratic equation

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