# How do you find the area of a rectangle with L = 2x + 3 and W = x - 2?

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Mar 20, 2018

#### Answer:

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

The formula for the area of a rectangle is:

Substituting the values from the problem gives:

To multiply the two terms on the right you multiply each individual term in the left parenthesis by each individual term in the right parenthesis.

We can now combine like terms: