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hello

welcome to JA

here is how you do it

say the width is x

and hence the length becomes x+1

the area is x(x+1) = 56

or

x^2+x-56=0

(x+8)(x-7)=0

x=7 and x=-8

the negative number is XXXXX physical

so we have width=7

and hence the length =7+1=8

Answer: length= 8 feet, width =7 feet

DONE

hope this helps

Thank you - but what does 56f^2 mean? is not the area then 3136? I am confused.

it means 56 square feet

like this ft²

note it is not 56*56

Oh, no wonder ! I thought it meant 56*56. Boy, I had that incorrect. Thank you.

Very simple problem now.

yep :-)