# The area of a rectangle is 270 square feet. The ratio of the width to the length is 5:6. How do you find the length and the width?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 14, 2016

Solve to find length

#### Explanation:

Since we are told that the ratio of the width to the length is

The area is

Divide both ends by

#t^2 = 9#

Hence

Since we're dealing with a real rectangle, we require

The width is then