What is the area and perimeter of a rectangle with x+6 on the bottom?

1 Answer
Oct 1, 2015

Answer:

Area #=xy+6y#
Perimeter #=2(x+y+6)#
#color(white)("XXX")# where #y# is the length of the side

Explanation:

Possibly the length of the side was accidentally omitted or perhaps the shape was intended to be a "square" instead of a "rectangle" (in which case the length of the side would be #(x+6#)).

With the given data, the most we can do is assign another variable (I used "y") for the length of the side.

"x+6 on the bottom" I have interpreted as meaning that the width is #(x+6)# units.

The area of a rectangle is given by the formula:
#color(white)("XXX")"Area" = "width" xx "height"#

The perimeter of a rectangle is given by the formula
#color(white)("XXX")"Perimeter" = 2 ("width" + "height")#