A roll of carpet 12ft wide is 16ft longer than a roll 15ft wide. Both rolls have the same area. Find the dimensions of each.
area is lenth times width. it says that both the rolls of carpet are equal area. so length times width equals length times width. The equation would be 12(x+16)=15x where x is the length of the roll that is 15 ft wide and x +16 would be the length of the 12 ft roll. If you’re supposed to solve it then x = 64 and the dimensions of the 12 ft roll are 12 by 80 and the dimensions of the 15 ft roll would be 15 by 64.