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**dclary** I am sure that this problem is very basic, but unfortunately, algebra is not my strong point. The problem states:

The width of a pool is x. The length of the pool is 6 more than the width. What is the length of the pool?

When I first seen this, I immediately thought of x + 6, meaning the length is 6 more than the width but that just seems too easy and it is not really specifying the length.

Is this a trick question and x + 6 is the answer or am I missing something? If someone could explain this to me, I would really appreciate it.