# SOLUTION: A rectangle is 3cm longer and 2cm less in width than a certain square. The area of the rectangle is 16cm^2 greater than the area of the square. What is the length of the rectangle?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rectangles Question 570099: A rectangle is 3cm longer and 2cm less in width than a certain square. The area of the rectangle is 16cm^2 greater than the area of the square. What is the length of the rectangle?Answer by JBarnum(2044)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!(x+3)(x-2)=16+x^2 x^2+x-6=16+x^2 x-6=16 x=10 rectangle length=x+3 so 10+3=13