# The length of a rectangle is 6 in. more than its width. Its area is 40 sq. in. How do you find the width of the rectangle?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 9, 2016

The width of the rectangle is

#### Explanation:

We consider the width of the rectangle as

Open the brackets and simplify.

Subtract

Factorise.

The only possibility in the above problem is that

That will make the width