The Variable Rectangle
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|Algebra, difficulty level 1. Increase a rectangle's width and decrease its length each by 1 and the area is decreased by 4. But decrease its width by 1 and increase its length by 2, and the area is increased by 16. What's the area of the original rectangle?|
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