# SOLUTION: alright I have this problem and need step by step how to solve cause I am confused the width of a rectangle is 4ftless then the length. The area is 10 ft squared. Find the length

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 Question 302156: alright I have this problem and need step by step how to solve cause I am confused the width of a rectangle is 4ftless then the length. The area is 10 ft squared. Find the length and the width. The answer in the back of the book is 2 + radican 14 ft is length radicand 14 - 2ft I am not sure how to get thisAnswer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!W + 4 = L A = L * W 10 = (W + 4) * W = W^2 + 4W 0 = W^2 + 4W - 10 use quadratic formula to find W ___ then substitute into "L = W + 4" to find L