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).
perimeter = 2 L + 2W and L = 2W-5 substitute this into the equatoin for perimeter
44 = 2 (2W-5) + 2W
W = 9 m then L = 2W-5 = 13 m