Posted by **shaniqua** on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 5:21pm.

A rectangle has a perimeter of 12x + 20 and a width of 2x + 8. What is the length of the rectangle?

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 5:48pm
let the length be l

2l + 2(2x+8) = 12x+20

2l = 8x + 4

l = 4x + 2

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**shaniqua**, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 6:09pm
how did you get right to.... 2l= 8x + 4 ?

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 6:13pm
I skipped what I thought was an easy simplification ...

2l + 2(2x+8) = 12x+20

2l + 4x + 16 = 12x + 20

2l = 12x + 20 - 4x - 16

2l = 8x + 4

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