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The area of a rectangular piece is 280 if the length is 5 meters less and the width was 1 meter more the piece would be a square Write and equation to find the width Find the width

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  1. anonymous
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    @Ashleyisakitty @TheSmartOne

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    Welcome to OpenStudy @Jgerftnyt What have you understood from your question?

  4. anonymous
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    That I have to make an equation and I'm confused from the steps could you please help me

  5. TheSmartOne
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    What do you make of this sentence: if the length is 5 meters less and the width was 1 meter more the piece would be a square

  6. anonymous
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    Y-5 and x+1

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    How do I make the equation

  8. TheSmartOne
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    and it says it would make a square, and a square has sides that are all equal, right?

  9. anonymous
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    Yes

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    What's next???

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    @TheSmartOne

  12. TheSmartOne
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    L - 5 = W + 1 Solve for L

  13. TheSmartOne
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    and then you plug that into \(\sf L \times W = 280\) and you set it equal to 0 and you'll have a quadratic equation that you'll need to solve.

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    @TheSmartOne so x+1 =y-5. X+6=y whats next

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    lets use L and W because they stand for length and width and it will make it easier for us :)

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    so we have L = W+6 Plug that into \(\sf\Large L \times W = 280\) so we get \(\sf\Large (w+6)w=280\)

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