# SOLUTION: need a rectangle. width must be 1ft less than length area=12 square feet what are widths?

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 Question 240522: need a rectangle. width must be 1ft less than length area=12 square feet what are widths?Answer by solver91311(16897)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Let represent the width. Then represents the length. Since the area of a rectangle is the length times the width: Put the quadratic in standard form: Now all you need to do is solve the quadratic and take the positive root as the width and add 1 to get the length. Hint: It factors. -3 times 4 = -12 John