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Please help me solve this problem:
The length of a rectangle is 7 cm more than its width. If the length is increased by 2 cm and the width increased by 4 cm, the area will be increased by 54 cm^2. Find the original length and width of the rectangle.
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Let original width of rectangle be W
Then original length = W + 7
Increasing length by 2 makes it W + 7 + 2, or (W + 9) cm
Increasing width by 4 makes it (W + 4) cm
Original area = LW, or W(W + 7), or
Adjusted area = LW, or (W + 9)(W + 4), or
Since adjusted area is increased by
13W - 7W = 20
6W = 20
W, or original width =
Original length = W + 7, or
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