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The length of a rectangle is five meters less than twice the width. The perimeter is 44 meters. Find the length and width (in meters).

 Jun 27, 2020
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perimeter = 2 L + 2W       and L = 2W-5   substitute this into the equatoin for perimeter

 

44       =     2 (2W-5)  + 2W

                   4W-10+2W

          W = 9 m                       then   L = 2W-5 = 13 m    

 Jun 27, 2020

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