# SOLUTION: If the sides of a square are lengthened by 8cm, the area becomes 144cm^2. Find the length of a side of the original square.

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Customizable Word Problem Solvers  -> Geometry -> SOLUTION: If the sides of a square are lengthened by 8cm, the area becomes 144cm^2. Find the length of a side of the original square.      Log On

 Ad: Over 600 Algebra Word Problems at edhelper.com Ad: Algebrator™ solves your algebra problems and provides step-by-step explanations! Ad: Algebra Solved!™: algebra software solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help!

 Word Problems: Geometry Solvers Lessons Answers archive Quiz In Depth

 Click here to see ALL problems on Geometry Word Problems Question 199167: If the sides of a square are lengthened by 8cm, the area becomes 144cm^2. Find the length of a side of the original square.Answer by rfer(12670)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The new area is 144 cm^2. A square has equal sides so 12x12=144 for the new one. 12-8=4cm