# SOLUTION: A rectangular movie screen has an area of 9,315 square feet. Find the dimensions of the screen if it is 18 feet longer than it is wide.

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Question 444500: A rectangular movie screen has an area of 9,315 square feet. Find the dimensions of the screen if it is 18 feet longer than it is wide.
Answer by chriswen(106)   (Show Source):
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Let x be the width.
Let x + 18 be the length.
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A=l*w
9315=(x+18)(x)
9315=x^2+18x
0=x^2+18x-9315
 Solved by pluggable solver: SOLVE quadratic equation with variable Quadratic equation (in our case ) has the following solutons: For these solutions to exist, the discriminant should not be a negative number. First, we need to compute the discriminant : . Discriminant d=37584 is greater than zero. That means that there are two solutions: . Quadratic expression can be factored: Again, the answer is: 87.9329665284211, -105.932966528421. Here's your graph:

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So, x is the positive number as we are dealing with positive values.
x=87.9329665284211
x+18=105.9329665284211
So therefore, the rectangle movie screen is roughly 88 ft by 106 ft.