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A rectangular patio is 8 feet longer than it is wide. The area of the patio is 84 square feet....

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A rectangular patio is 8 feet longer than it is wide. The area of the patio is 84 square feet. What are the dimensions of the patio?

Rectangles:

A rectangle is a quadrilateral with four sides. Each of the four interior angles of a rectangle is 90 degrees. An example of a figure with a rectangular shape is a 10 by 12 picture frame.

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The area of a rectangle is given by:

  • {eq}A = lw {/eq}

Let the width of the rectangular patio be:

  • {eq}w = x\, \rm ft {/eq}

If the length is 8ft...

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