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The perimeter of this rectangular portion needs to be 14 yards and the diagonal is 5 yards. Can you help Mike determine the length and width of this new portion? Mike requested that you show him how you arrive at the answers.

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    The perimeter is the distance around the rectangle. Let's try a width of 3 yards and a length of 4 yards.

    Then use the Pythagorean theorem to see if the diagonal is 5 yards.

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