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If 1 side of a square is doubled and the adjacent is decreasedby 2 cm, the area of the resulting rectangle is 96 sq.

cm larger than that of the original square. Find the dimension of the rectangle

x

A x 2x

A - 96

x-2 Solution:

 x  x   A  2x  x  2  A  96  2x  x  2  96  A

equation 1

simplifying equation 2

Combine equation 1 and equation 2

A A  x  x    2x  x  2  96
x 2  2 x 2  4 x  96 x2  4 x  96  0

quadratic equation

By factoring

x 2  4 x  96  0  x 12 x  8  0 x 12  0 x  12 cm 12 cm x 12 cm 24 cm x 10 cm

x 8  0 x  8 extraneous (to be omitted)
dimension of the original square dimension of the rectangle