A rectangular flower bed is enlarged so that its area increases by 24 ft². The enlarged flower bed is a rectangle and its area is x2+11x+24 ft². What expressions represent the dimensions of the flower bed before the increase?

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If a is the original area we can say that: a+24=x^2+11x+24 a=x^2+11x  now we have the original area which when factored gives you the dimension of the original flower bed x(x+11) So the dimensions were x by x+11

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