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Solve the following problem using any method. Write your solution as a sentence.

The length of a rectangle is cm longer than twice the length of the width. If the area of the rectangle is square centimeters, what is the width?

Make a diagram and label the sides.

Write an equation to solve for the width ().

Distribute and solve for .

Use the quadratic formula to solve for .

Can't have a negative length.

left edge

rectangle interior

bottom edge