Factoring quadratic equtations

Kirkland 10/14/13

The mathmatic definition of factoring is, one of two of more quantities that divides a given quantity without a remainder.

Word problem


Write the correct equation for the problem..

Draw a picture

Write the correct equation.

Let x= width

Let x+2=lenghth

Bring all variables to one side

Now factor

Now factor

Notice! You cannot have a negative width so change to positive.

now solve for the length

So the answer is....

Length = 9cm

Width = 7cm

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