# SOLUTION: Please help me solve this story problem. A rectangle table is four times as long as it is wide. If the area is 144ft^2, find the length and the width of the table. Thanks for t

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 Click here to see ALL problems on test Question 334781: Please help me solve this story problem. A rectangle table is four times as long as it is wide. If the area is 144ft^2, find the length and the width of the table. Thanks for the help :o)Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!let width be x length = 4x .. Area of rectangle = L*W Area =144 4x^2=144 divide by 4 x^2=144/4 take aquare root of both sides x=12/2 x= 6 ft. the width . length = 4x = 4*6=24 ft. the length CHECK 6*24= 144 sq. ft