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

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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.

Answer:

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.