# SOLUTION: The length of a rectangle is 3 cm more than 5 times its width. If the area of the rectangle is 76 cm2, find the dimensions of the rectangle to the nearest thousandth I started

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Geometry Word Problems Question 104124: The length of a rectangle is 3 cm more than 5 times its width. If the area of the rectangle is 76 cm2, find the dimensions of the rectangle to the nearest thousandth I started with x^2+(x+3)^+5=76, but it does not make sense.Answer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!let x=width; so 5x+3=length ... area=(length)(width) 76=(5x+3)(x) ... 76=5x^2+3x ... 0=5x^2+3x-76 use quadratic formula to find x