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    Determining the Dimensions of a Rectangle

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    The length of a rectangle is 1 cm longer than its width. If the diagonal of the rectangle is 4 cm, what are the dimensions (the length and the width) of the rectangle?

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    Let W be the width of the rectangle.
    The length of a rectangle is 1 cm longer than its width. So L = W + 1.
    Using the ...

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    The dimensions of a rectangle are found using the pythagorean theorem.

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