# SOLUTION: Geometry. A square's side is increased by 9 yards, which corresponds to an increase in the area by 261 square yards. How many yards is the side of the initial square? The sides

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 Question 634737: Geometry. A square's side is increased by 9 yards, which corresponds to an increase in the area by 261 square yards. How many yards is the side of the initial square? The sides of the square were ______ yards to begin with.Answer by patrickca(4)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Area of square = s * s or s^2 Area of rectangle after increase = (s + 9)(s + 9) or s^2 + 18s + 81 SO... s^2 + 261 = s^2 + 18s + 81 261 = 18s + 81 180 = 18s 10 = s