Larry C. answered • 09/30/18

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If S is the length of the square's side, the area is S*S and perimeter is 4*S. Since the area is 5 more than the perimeter:

S*S = 4S + 5

S

^{2}- 4S - 5 = 0Factoring gives us (S-5)(S+1) = 0 with possible solutions of S=5 and S=-1. Since a square cannot have a side length less than zero, it's length is 5 units long.