Carol H. answered • 10/02/17

Masters' Degree in Mathematics with 35 years of Teaching Experience

Let w = the width

Let 2w-3 = the length

A = lw

A = w(2w-3)

27 = 2w

^{2}- 3w2w

^{2}-3w - 27 = 0(2w - 9)(w + 3) = 0

2w - 9 = 0 or w + 3 = 0

2w = 9 0r w = -3, not a logical answer

w = 4 1/2 feet

2w - 3 = 2(9/2) - 3

length = 6 feet