Solve the following problem using any method. Write your solution as a sentence.
The length of a rectangle is 5 cm longer than twice the length of the width. If the area of the rectangle is 403 square centimeters, what is the width? Homework Help ✎
Make a diagram and label the sides.
Write an equation to solve for the width (x).
Distribute and solve for x.
Use the quadratic formula to solve for x.
Can't have a negative length.
(2x + 5)(x) = 403
2x2 + 5x = 403
2x2 + 5x − 403 = 0