# SOLUTION: a photographer has 2 photos, each with same area. One is a square, the other a rectangle. If the length of the rectangle is 3 inches greater and the width is 2 inches shorter tha

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 Question 616959: a photographer has 2 photos, each with same area. One is a square, the other a rectangle. If the length of the rectangle is 3 inches greater and the width is 2 inches shorter than the length of one side of the square, what are the dimensions of each photo? Answer by solver91311(17077)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Let represent the measure of one side of the square, then the length of the rectangle is and the width of the rectangle is The area of the square is just And the area of the rectangle is And these two areas are the same, so: Expand the pair of binomials, collect like terms, and solve for John My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it