Posted by maya on .
A rectangle is 4 times as long as it is wide. A 2nd rectangle is 5centimeters longer and 2 centimeters wider than the first. what are the dimensions of the original rectangle?

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Reiny,
original:
width = x
length = 4x
new rectangle:
width = x+2
length = 4x + 5
nothing else is given to form any type of equation.
Your question cannot be answered, something is missing. 
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maya,
i'm sorry i left out one part. "A rectangle is 4 times as long as it is wide. A 2nd rectangle is 5 centimeters longer and 2 centimeters wider than the first. The area of the second rectangle is 530 square centimeters greater than the first. What are the dimensions of the original rectangle?