The length of a side of a square is 5x + 2 units. Assuming the perimeter is 48 units, complete the following problems. Homework Help ✎
Write an equation to represent this information.
To find the perimeter, add the side lengths. In this case we have a square which has four equal side lengths.
One possibility is 4(5x + 2) = 48.
Solve for x.
x = 2
What is the area of the square?
Remember to substitute x = 2 back into the original equation.