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?

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**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

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 7:47pm
P = 4W + 2W

48 = 6W

8 = W

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