In this lesson, students learn to solve a geometry word problem using the equation for the area of a rectangle. By factoring a quadratic trinomial, students discover the possible values for the length and width of a rectangle with an area of 54 square feet. After checking the dimensions against the picture, students find that the length of the rectangle is 9 feet and the width is 7 feet.
This is a Word Problem you solve by writing an equation and factoring. Word Problem 3 - Area of a Rectangle-Use the info from a picture of a rectangle to find the length and width is its area is 54 sq. ft.
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