# SOLUTION: The area of a rectangle is represented by x2-4, and a pair of consecutive sides are measured x+4 and x-3. What is the area of the rectangle?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rectangles Question 491328: The area of a rectangle is represented by x2-4, and a pair of consecutive sides are measured x+4 and x-3. What is the area of the rectangle?Answer by nerdybill(7008)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The area of a rectangle is represented by x^2-4, and a pair of consecutive sides are measured x+4 and x-3. What is the area of the rectangle? . Solve for x: (x+4)(x-3) = x^2-4 FOIL left side: x^2-3x+4x-12 = x^2-4 x^2+x-12 = x^2-4 x-12 = -4 x = 8 . Area was given as: x^2-4 plug in our value of x: 8^2-4 64-4 60 square units (answer)