SOLUTION: (This is a word problem) The area of a rectangular room is 144ft²and the length of one wall is 16ft. What is the measurement of the other wall? I need to know the steps to solvin

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 Question 643745: (This is a word problem) The area of a rectangular room is 144ft²and the length of one wall is 16ft. What is the measurement of the other wall? I need to know the steps to solving this, along with the answer. I believe it should be written as an equation, but I am not positive. Answer by nerdybill(6962)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The area of a rectangular room is 144ft²and the length of one wall is 16ft. What is the measurement of the other wall? . Let w = width of room then since width * length=area . w(16) = 144 w = 144/16 w = 9 feet