# SOLUTION: If the sides of a square are increased by 3 in, the area is increased by 39 in. What were the dimensions of the original square?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 92881: If the sides of a square are increased by 3 in, the area is increased by 39 in. What were the dimensions of the original square?Answer by psbhowmick(529)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let the original length of each side = x in. Then, original area = sq in. Then, the final length of each side = (x + 3) in and final area = sq in. Hence, the increment in area = sq. in = sq. in This value is equal to 39 sq. in. Hence, Ans: Original length of the sides of the square were 5 inches.