Originally Posted by

**Dr.Peterson**
Without additional information, I don't see how the problem could be solved. Taking x as the height and y as the side of the square (why did you use x for the latter?), we have as previously stated, y^2 = 15x + 675. This might be solvable if you were told, say, that x and y must be integers or have some particular relationship; but you weren't.

I have a Blitzer College Algebra book, but there are several; your figure 3.27 is not mine. What chapter is this in, and what topics might it relate to?

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