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    A rectangular building whose depth is twice its frontage is divided into two parts, a front portion and a rear portion, by a partition that is 30 feet from and parallel to the front wall.

    Identify the front (width) by the letter "x" and write the following:

    Depth (length) of the building
    Length of the rear portion
    Write an expression for the area of the rear portion
    Hint: Make a sketch on a scratch paper to describe the dimensions.

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    Solution Summary

    The solution provides an application of geometry to find the dimensions of a building.