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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 184042This question is from textbook mathematics : can you explain this problem with steps and answer. The Area of a rectangle is 24ft. its 5 feet longer than its wide. find its width.This question is from textbook mathematics Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Area=L*W L=W+5 24=(W+5)W 24=W^2+5W W^2+5W=-24 W^2+5W+24=0 (W+8)(W-3)=0 W-3=0 W=3 ANS. FOR THE WIDTH L=3+5 L=8 ANS. FOR THE LENGTH. PROOF: 24=8*3 24=24