Posted by **TIM** on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:43pm.

a window is shaped like a rectangle whose perimeter is 270 in. the length is 8 times as long as the width. find the length and width

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:46pm
What is the formula for calculating the perimeter of a rectangle?

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**TIM**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:47pm
is it l x width ?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:49pm
No. Check your text book.

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**TIM**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:50pm
wuould i add the numbers toegther?

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**TIM**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 9:34pm
how would i do it then?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 9:38pm
What is the formula for perimeter given in your text book?

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**TIM**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 9:41pm
p = 270 +270+270+270 ?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 9:46pm
No.

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**TIM**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 9:49pm
how should i slove it ?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 10:00pm
You can't solve it until you know how to find the perimeter of a rectangle.

http://www.mathopenref.com/rectangleperimeter.html

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**TIM**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 10:42pm
so i add 270 +270+8?

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