# Quadratic Equation Word Problem : A rectangle is 8 feet long and 6 feet wide. If each side is increased by the same amount the area of the new rectangle is 72 square feet more than the area of the or

A rectangle is 8 feet long and 6 feet wide. If each side is increased by the same amount the area of the new rectangle is 72 square feet more than the area of the original rectangle. Find the length and the width of the new rectangle.

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#### Solution Summary

A quadratic equation is used to find the dimensions of a rectangle.

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