N northwellguy New member Joined Nov 12, 2006 Messages 1 Nov 12, 2006 #1 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?

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 Senior Member Joined Dec 15, 2005 Messages 2,396 Nov 12, 2006 #2 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

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