The length of a rectangle is 6 cm more than the width. A square can be found by tripling the width of the rectangle and reducing its length by 2cm. Find the dimensions of the rectangle.

NoobGuest Jun 19, 2019

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Let the length of the rectangle = L

Then the width is L - 6

Tripling the width = 3(L-6) = 3L-18

Reducing the length by 2 cm gives L - 2

Since the sides of the squares are the same.....this implies that

3L- 18 = L - 2 add 18, subtract L to / from both sides and we have that

2L = 16 divide both sides by 2

L = 8

So....the dimensions of the * rectangle * must be

L = 8 and width = L - 6 = 8 - 6 = 2

Does this make sense????

CPhill Jun 19, 2019