The dimensions of a garden are in whole numbers. If the length is reduced by 3 and the width reduced 1 then the area is reduced by half. What is the are of original rectangle.

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- Sep 14th 2013, 06:21 PMalden35The dimensions of a garden are in whole numbers.
The dimensions of a garden are in whole numbers. If the length is reduced by 3 and the width reduced 1 then the area is reduced by half. What is the are of original rectangle.

- Sep 14th 2013, 07:16 PMSorobanRe: The dimensions of a garden are in whole numbers.
Hello, alden35!

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The dimensions of a garden are in whole numbers.

If the length is reduced by 3 and the width reduced 1, the area is reduced by half.

What is the area of original rectangle?

Let = the length

and = the width.

We have: .

Solve for

Assuming that , I still getpossible areas.*two*

. .