# Originally a rectangle was twice as long as it is wide. When 4m were added to its length and 3m subtracted from its width, the resulting rectangle had an area of 600m^2. How do you find the dimensions of the new rectangle?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 26, 2016

Original width

Original length

#### Explanation:

The trick with this type of question is to do a quick sketch. That way you can see what is happening and devise a method of solution.

Known: area is

Subtract 600 from both sides

It is not logical for a length to be negative in this context

so

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