Posted by **MBK** on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 12:29pm.

The length of a rectangle is twice the width. The area is 242 yd^2. Find the length and the width of the rectangle.

The width would be? The length would be?

I am not sure if I am to take 242 and sqrt it to give me 58,564 and then divide by 4 or what. I am lost with this.

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**PsyDAG**, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 12:39pm
L = 2W

L * W = 242

2W * W = 242

Solve for W, then L.

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**MBK**, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 12:55pm
So the L=242 and the W=60.5

Or am I way off base with this?

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**MBK**, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 12:58pm
Or would the L=484 and the W=242

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**Reiny**, Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 1:29pm
no, work out PsyDAG's equation.

2W*W = 242

W^2 = 121

W = √121 = 11

so W = 11

L = 2W = 22

Check:

Area = 11*22 = 242

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 5:04pm
6+6

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**shannon**, Monday, November 10, 2014 at 10:56am
The area of a rectangle is

99 ft2

, and the length of the rectangle is

7 ft

more than twice the width. Find the dimensions of the rectangle.

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