The length of a rectangle exceeds its width by 12 inches, and the area is 85 square inches. What are the length and width of the rectangle?

Guest Mar 30, 2020

#1**+1 **

**Set Up:**

Length = L

Width = W

L = W + 12

Area = LW

**Simplify:**

W(W+12) = 85

W^{2} + 12W - 85 = 0

**Factor:**

(W + 17)(W - 5) = 0

**Solve:**

W = -17 or W = 5

I will leave the rest up to you. (Hint: lengths can't be negative.)

AnExtremelyLongName Mar 30, 2020