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anonymous
 one year ago
HELP PLZ! I DONT GET THIS
The area of a rectangular piece of land is 280 square meters. If the length of the land was 5 meters less and the width was 1 meter more, the shape of the land would be a square.
Part A: Write an equation to find the width (x) of the land. Show the steps.
Part B: What is the width of the land in meters? Show steps.
anonymous
 one year ago
HELP PLZ! I DONT GET THIS The area of a rectangular piece of land is 280 square meters. If the length of the land was 5 meters less and the width was 1 meter more, the shape of the land would be a square. Part A: Write an equation to find the width (x) of the land. Show the steps. Part B: What is the width of the land in meters? Show steps.

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if we call length=a and width=b then axb=280 then i can say that a5=b+1 because it is a square now. a=b+6 then (b+6) x b = 280 b^2 + 6b = 280 b=14

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks, so for part A i put this: W = width of rectangle L = length of rectangle L*W = 280 So we know that if we where to change the length to be 5 meters less therefore the width to be 1 meter more, they will be equal. L − 5 = w + 1 but then I'd change l and w to a and b?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Then part B just show the work right?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And where did you get 6?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0L5 = W+1 so we can say L=W+6 L*W = 280 so we can change L and w+6 because they are equal. (W+6)*W=280 W=14
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