Posted by Jen on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 7:40pm.
the perimeter is 48, the length is 2 times the with. what is the width and length. I got the answer but how do you figure it out, is it a formula?

math  Reiny, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 7:45pm
What shape are you dealing with?
A rectangle?
If so, then perimeter = 2L + 2w
let the width be W
"the length is 2 times the with" > l = 2w
so 2L + 2(2w) = 48
6w = 48
w = 8
then l= 16

math  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 7:47pm
P = 4W + 2W
48 = 6W
8 = W
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