# A rectangular table is three times as long as it is wide. lf the area is 75 ft2, find the length and the width of the table?

Oct 27, 2016

Let the width be $x$ and the length be $3 x$.

$A = l \times w$

$75 = x \left(3 x\right)$

$75 = 3 {x}^{2}$

$25 = {x}^{2}$

$x = 5$

So, the width is $5$ feet and the length is $15$ feet.

Hopefully this helps!