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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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 get two possible areas.
. .