Posted by TIM on .
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,
What is the formula for calculating the perimeter of a rectangle?

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TIM,
is it l x width ?

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Ms. Sue,
No. Check your text book.

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TIM,
wuould i add the numbers toegther?

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TIM,
how would i do it then?

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Ms. Sue,
What is the formula for perimeter given in your text book?

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TIM,
p = 270 +270+270+270 ?

math 121 
Ms. Sue,
No.

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TIM,
how should i slove it ?

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Ms. Sue,
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,
so i add 270 +270+8?