The following question supposed to be a question from quadratic equations. But i dont see any quadratic.
anyone can help?

Kenny has a rectangular cardboard with a ratio of length to width, 5:3. He wants to form a smaller rectagle by reducing the dimensions of the original rectangle. The ratio of what is cut off from the length (in cm) to what is cut off from the width (in cm) is 2:1. What is the length and width of the original rectangle if the smaller rectangle is a square with an area of 49cm2?

2. Originally Posted by acc100jt
The following question supposed to be a question from quadratic equations. But i dont see any quadratic.
anyone can help?

Kenny has a rectangular cardboard with a ratio of length to width, 5:3. He wants to form a smaller rectagle by reducing the dimensions of the original rectangle. The ratio of what is cut off from the length (in cm) to what is cut off from the width (in cm) is 2:1. What is the length and width of the original rectangle if the smaller rectangle is a square with an area of 49cm2?
Hello acc100j:

It can be solved with the help of linear equations, you are right there are no quadratics involved!!!