## Do you length of a rectangle is five times the width. If the length and width are both increased by 2, the new area would be 85. What is the

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Do you length of a rectangle is five times the width. If the length and width are both increased by 2, the new area would be 85. What is the original area?

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6 days 2021-09-15T01:39:11+00:00 1 Answer 0

The original of the given rectangle = 45 sq units.

Step-by-step explanation:

Here, let us assume the actual width of the rectangle = a

So, the actual length of the rectangle  = 5 x ( width) = 5 (a)  = 5 a

Now, the new width w’  = ( a + 2)

and the new length l’ =  ( 5 a + 2)

AREA OF THE RECTANGLE = LENGTH x WIDTH

So, the area of the new rectangle =  (a + 2)(5 a +2)

Also, new area  = 85      ⇒(a + 2)(5 a +2)  = 85

⇒ ( 5a +27) =0 or (a-3) = 0

⇒ a =  -27/5 or a = 3

But, a  = Width of a rectangle , so a CANNOT be Negative

⇒ a ≠ -27/5 and a =  3

So, the actual width of the rectangle = a  =  3

The length of the rectangle = 5 a  = 5 (3) = 15

The original area = Original L x Original W = 3 x 15 = 45 sq units.