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A rectangular auditorium seats 2484 people. The number of seats in each row exceeds the number of rows by 8. Find the number of seats in each row.

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  1. n - r = 8
    n r = 2484

    n ( n-8) = 2484
    n^2 - 8 n - 2484 = 0
    (n-54)(n+46) = 0
    n = 54

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