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  • Related Benchmark: MAFS.912.A-CED.1.2
  • Reporting Category: Algebra: Creating Equations
  • Type: EE: Equation Editor
  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Question:

    Phillip is designing a deck, where the length of the deck, x, is at least 8 feet (ft). He wants the width to be 4 ft less than the length. The deck will have a bench and a planter, and the remaining area of the deck will be painted. The dimensions for each are shown in the diagram.

    Let A represent the painted area, in square feet, of the deck.

    Click on the blank to enter an expression in terms of x that completes the equation for A.

  • Possible Answer:

    Other correct responses: A=x²-5x-8