# You are planning a rectangular patio with length that is #7# #ft# less than three times its width. The area of the patio is #120# #ft^2#. What are the dimensions of the patio?

##### 1 Answer

The dimensions of the rectangular patio are width =

#### Explanation:

Since the length is defined by the width, let

Now that the equation is simplified and in standard form, use the Quadratic Formula to find the possible solutions for

Since distances (width, in this case) are not negative, disregard

The dimensions of the rectangular patio are width =