Posted by **amy** on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 7:11pm.

The length of a rectangle is 2 inches more than twice its width. If the perimeter of the rectangle is 34 inches, find the dimensions of the rectangle

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**Damon**, Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 8:59pm
call width w

then length = (w+2)

perimeter = 2 w + 2(w+2)

I think you can get it from there

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**Jason**, Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 4:56pm
w = width

l = length

p = perimeter

p = 2w + 2(2w + 2)

34 = 2w + 4w + 4 - distributive property

34 = 6w + 4

30 = 6w - move the 4 to the other side

30/6 = 6w/6

5 = w

to check that

w + w + (2w + 2) + (2w + 2)

5 + 5 + (2(5)+ 2) + (2(5)+ 2)

10 + 12 + 12

=34

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