# SOLUTION: Geometry: The lengths of two sides of a square are extended 5 inch. The area of the resulting square 64 square inch. Find the length of a side of the orginal square?

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 Question 170091This question is from textbook : Geometry: The lengths of two sides of a square are extended 5 inch. The area of the resulting square 64 square inch. Find the length of a side of the orginal square?This question is from textbook Answer by stanbon(57294)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The lengths of two sides of a square are extended 5 inch. The area of the resulting square 64 square inch. Find the length of a side of the orginal square? ------------------ Let original side be "x". Original area = x^2. ------------------ New side is x+5. New area = (x+5)^2 ------------------- EQUATION: (x+5)^2 = 64 x+5 = 8 x = 3 inches (original side length) =================================== Cheers, Stan H.