Lee buys a parcel of land in the shape of a rectangle. It has an area of 1,125 square feet and a width of 25 feet. What is the length of the parcel of land? Show your work.

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Upper level algebra
asked 2021-01-19
Lee buys a parcel of land in the shape of a rectangle. It has an area of 1,125 square feet and a width of 25 feet. What is the length of the parcel of land? Show your work.

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2021-01-20
Let l be the length of the parcel of land. Recall that the area of a rectangle is the product of its length and width:
\(\displaystyle{A}={l}{w}\)
Substitute A=1125 square feet and w=25 feet:
\(\displaystyle{1125}={l}{\left({25}\right)}\)
\(\displaystyle\frac{{1125}}{{25}}={l}\)
\(\displaystyle{l}={45}\)
So, the length of the parcel of land is 45 feet.
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