anonymous
  • anonymous
Two rectangles have the same width. The length of one is 1 foot longer than the width. The length of the other is 2 feet longer than the width. The larger rectangle has 5 more square feet than the smaller. What is the width of the rectangles? @tcarroll010
Mathematics
  • Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
SOLVED
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
schrodinger
  • schrodinger
I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!
anonymous
  • anonymous
For area, we have: A = L x W The smaller rectangle has: (W)(W + 1) The larger rectangle has: (W)(W + 2) The smaller rectangle has 5 less square feet: (W)(W + 1) + 5 = (W)(W + 2) Can you solve for "W" now?
anonymous
  • anonymous
no
anonymous
  • anonymous
Start by expanding: (W)(W + 1)

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.

More answers

anonymous
  • anonymous
i dont get it
anonymous
  • anonymous
Hint: (a)(a + b) use distributive property a^2 + ab Now, use that as a guide for expanding: (W)(W + 1) This is a huge hint you've been given and all you have to do is substitute since you are given all the tools necessary to do this expansion.
anonymous
  • anonymous
is it like this(2)(5+1)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes, that is similar. (2)(5 + 1) = (2)(5) + (2)(1)
anonymous
  • anonymous
i got 12 feet i dont know if i got it correct
anonymous
  • anonymous
Well, (2)(5+1) = 12 But you already substituted W=5, so 5 is the answer, not 12.
anonymous
  • anonymous
(W)(W + 1) + 5 = (W)(W + 2) W^2 + W + 5 = W^2 + 2W W = 5
anonymous
  • anonymous
wht is it
anonymous
  • anonymous
All set now?

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.