math_celebrity Administrator Staff member Sep 2, 2021 #1 Each side of a square is lengthened by 3 inches . The area of this new, larger square is 25 square inches. Find the length of a side of the original square. area of a square is s^2 New square has sides s + 3, so the area of 25 is: (s + 3)^2 = 25 Solving for s, we get: s = 2

Each side of a square is lengthened by 3 inches . The area of this new, larger square is 25 square inches. Find the length of a side of the original square. area of a square is s^2 New square has sides s + 3, so the area of 25 is: (s + 3)^2 = 25 Solving for s, we get: s = 2