# The area of the rectangle is 35cm squared if the bottom and top of the rectangle are x+2 and the left and right side equals x, what is the expression of rectangle in terms of x?

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Jul 19, 2017

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Area is width times length.

Let width (shortest) be

Let the length be

Area

Drop the units of measurement for now

Subtract 35 from both sides

Notice that

Factorising

The -7 is not a logical solution for this question so ignore it

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Check

Area