How would I solve this question? Please demonstrate and so me how you got the answer. thanks
Ok, well we know that the area of a rectangle or square is equal to the length multiplied by the width:
Area = Length x Width.
Out of those three things, we know that the Area is 30 square feet, and the width is 5 feet.
So we'll plug those numbers in and we get 30 ft2 = Length x 5 ft.
Now, let's change Length into an X since we don't know what it is yet. That gives us 30 ft2 = X times 5 ft.
To figure out X (the length) we need to get it by itself on one side of the equals sign. So to get X by itself, divide both sides by that 5 ft. When you divide the original side by the 5, it cancels itself out, and you're left with just the X.
So then that gets us something that looks like 30/5 = X.
So from here, all you need to do is simplify the left side, and that will tell us what X (the length) is!
So 30 divided by 5 = 6.
That means X (the length) is equal to 6!
I hope that helps <3