# SOLUTION: the number of square feet in the area of a square is 5 more than the number of feet in the perimeter of the square. Find the lentgh of a side.

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 Question 15785: the number of square feet in the area of a square is 5 more than the number of feet in the perimeter of the square. Find the lentgh of a side.Answer by 303795(595)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If the square has a side length of x then the area will be and the perimeter will be 4x. So (x-5)(x+1)=0 so the side length could be 5 or -1. Only a side length of 5 feet makes sense in the context of the problem.