posted by Marie on .
The length of a rectangle is 14 centimeters less than twice its width. The perimeter of the rectangle is 62cm. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?
Here is what I did:
Is this right?
I don't understand how to get the length. Can you please help me?
You have the right idea, but made an error early.
P=2L+2W, this is correct
L=2W-14, this is given
P=2*(2W-14) + 2W
Solve this for W.
Plug the value for W back into the second equation above to find L.