# Polynomials: Word Problem 1

## Building a House

You plan to build a house that is times as long as it is wide. You want the land around the house to be

**feet wider than the width of the house, and twice as long as the length of the house, as shown below.***20*## 1

Write an expression for the area of the land surrounding the house. (Use decimal number)

## 2

If feet, what is the area of the house?

## 3

If feet, What is the area of the entire property?