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Let D be measure (in feet) of the diagonal, L the length and W the width. By the Pythagorean formula, D^{2} = L^{2} + W^{2}. But the text also says that D = L + 3.6, and D = W + 7.1. This should be enough to help you find L, W and D. Claude  


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