Posted by **maya** on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 3:21pm.

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**, Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 5:11pm
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**, Friday, January 14, 2011 at 11:05am
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?

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