Bocce is a game similar to lawn bowling, but is played on a rectangular dirt court. if the length of the rectangle is 12x and the width is 2x + 2, how do you write the expression that represents the area of the court?

Feb 15, 2016

Area $= 24 {x}^{2} + 24 x$

Explanation:

$\text{Area" = "Length" xx "Width}$

We are told
color(white)("XXX")"Length" = 12x
and
color(white)("XXX")"Width" = 2x+2

So
color(white)("XXX")"Area" = (12x)xx(2x+2)
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXXXX}} = 24 {x}^{2} + 24 x$