You have the original square:
decrease the sides by 2 and the area decreases by 36:
From the first equation
Then we have:
if the sides of a square are decreased by 2 cm, the area is decreased by 36cm^2, what were the dimensions of the original square.
im thinking that dimension is the sides
a=s^2 right? i forget the formulas.
sides = x-2
if this is right so far can you help me from here or correct what i have and explain. thanks