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Name: Kelly

Who is asking: Student
Level: Middle

The area of a rectangular room is 238 square feet. The width is 3 feet less than the length. What are the dimensions?



Hi Kelly,

If the length of the room is L feet then the width is 3 feet less, so the width is L - 3 feet. Since the area of the room is the length times the width

L (L - 3) = 238 square feet.

What is L?



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