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anonymous
 one year ago
Someone please help :(
The area of a rectangular piece of land is 260 square meters. If the length of the land was 5 meters less and the width was 2 meters 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 of your work. (5 points)
Part B: What is the width of the land in meters? Show the steps of your work. (5 points)
anonymous
 one year ago
Someone please help :( The area of a rectangular piece of land is 260 square meters. If the length of the land was 5 meters less and the width was 2 meters 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 of your work. (5 points) Part B: What is the width of the land in meters? Show the steps of your work. (5 points)

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0really need you're help asap :( @Nnesha

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The rectangular area: xy = 260 The square area: (x + 2)(y  5) = 260 Now, the thing about this is, if the area is square, then x = y, so (x + 2)(x  5) = 260 x^2  3x  10 = 260 x^2  3x  270 = 0 (x  15)(x + 18) = 0 x  15 = 0 x + 18 = 0 Remember, only the positive result matters.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What would be the answer to B tho...

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and an equation I can use?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0(x + 2)(x  5) = 260
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