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The width of the area can be called x. Therefore, the length can be expressed as (x + 3).
x(x + 3) = 154
x² + 3x = 154
x² + 3x - 154 = 0
(x - 11)(x + 14) = 0
The only solution to this equation that we are concerned with is x = 11, because dimensions cannot be negative.
Therefore, the width of the rectangle is 11 in. and the length = 14 in.