Posted by Brad on .
A rectangular fence has a perimeter of 1080 feet. The length is 3 feet more than twice the width. I need to know the dimensions and how to figure it out.

Algebra 
Reiny,
width: w
length: 2w+3
so 2w + 2(2w+3) = 1080
solve
I am sure you can take it from here. 
Algebra 
mikal,
how do you do two step equations

Algebra 
Reiny,
don't know what you mean by 'two step' equations but here is how I would continue
2w + 2(2w+3) = 1080
2w + 4w + 6 = 1080
6w = 1080  6
6w = 1074
w = 179
then length = 2w + 3 = 2(179) + 3 = 361