The perimeter of a rectangular swimming pool is 182 yards. The width of the pool is 7 yards more than five times the length. Find the length and the width.
The perimeter of a rectangle is:
\(2*(L+W)\) where L is the length and W is the width
Given: "The width of the pool is 7 yards more than five times the length"
Width is x+7
length is 5x
substitute\(2*(5x+(x+7))\) =182 yards
Divide by 12 or multiply by (1/12)
Thus width is x+7=14+7=21 yards
Length is 5x=5(14)=70