Hello, (-__-)!

The length of a rectangle is 3 cm greater than the width.

If each dimension is increased by 2 cm, the area is increased by 26 cm².

Find the original dimension of the rectangle.

Let = width of the rectangle.

Then = length of the rectangle.

The area of this rectangle is: . m².

If each dimension is increased by 2 cm,

. . the new width is: ,

. . the new length is:

The area of the new triangle is: . m².

We're told that the new area is 26 m² more than the original area.

There is our equation! . . . . .

Can you finish it now?