1. ## Question

Alright, so I, ugh failed my math test today...
but for the life of me or any of my classmates we couldnt figure this out...

...the diagonal of a rectangle is $\displaystyle 5squareroot2$ the area is 20...what is the width of the rectangle....

You don't really HAVE to answer the question (seeing as how the units over), but im dieing to know the answer...or atleast the steps.

2. Originally Posted by abc10
Alright, so I, ugh failed my math test today...
but for the life of me or any of my classmates we couldnt figure this out...

...the diagonal of a rectangle is $\displaystyle 5squareroot2$ the area is 20...what is the width of the rectangle....

You don't really HAVE to answer the question (seeing as how the units over), but im dieing to know the answer...or atleast the steps.
$\displaystyle xy = 20$ .... (1)

$\displaystyle x^2 + y^2 = 50$ .... (2)

Solve equations (1) and (2) simultaneously.

3. The funny thing is, is that I was playing around with ideas like that, too bad I couldn't get it. Thanks man.