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


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


If feet, what is the area of the house?


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