# Bradley is extending his rectangular living room. The original dimensions are 6 feet by 11 feet. If he extended his room by #x+8# feet, what is the new area? How many square feet of area did he add?

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New room is 266 sq. ft for an addition of 200 sq. ft.

#### Explanation:

We've got a room that is being extended. The old room is 6 feet by 11 feet, which means that the area of the living room was:

We're extending the room by a factor of

#### Explanation:

The length of the living room is

After extension of **each** side,

the new length becomes

Similarly, the new width is

Hence,

Prior to the Extension,

the Arrea of the Living Room

Hence, due to Extension,