Help w/ Area prob: 'The area of a rectangle is 119 m^2....'

northwellguy

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I am dying here! Can someone help with instructions on how to solve this problem? I have 25 to do and I forget the formula, lesson, etc. Thanks.

The area of a rectangle is 119 m2. The base is four less than three times the height. What is the length of the base?
 

skeeter

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area is 119 ...
bh = 119

The base is four less than three times the height ...
b = 3h - 4

since bh = 119 and b = 3h - 4, then wouldn't the following equation be true?

(3h - 4)h = 119
 
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