1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A rectangle is 2 metres longer than it is wide. On the other hand, if each side of the rectangle is increased by 2 metres, then the area increases by 24 square metres. Find the side-lengths of the rectangle. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution So my thoughts on dealing with this problem are to let the width = x , then the length = x + 2 The area of a rectangle is length multiplied by width, so I figured [itex] x(x+2) + 24 = 2x + 2(x+2)[/itex] I thought that this would make sense but it doesn't really when I try to solve for x.