Posted by **jay** on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 10:10pm.

The width of a rectangle is 6 cm less than its length. If the area of the rectangle is 135 square cm, find the dimensions. Then find the perimeter of the rectangle.

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**Bosnian**, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 10:35pm
W = Width

L = Length

A = Area

W = L - 6

A = W * L

135 =( L - 6 ) * L

135 = L ^ 2 - 6 L

The exact solution are :

L = - 9 cm

and

L = 15 cm

The length can't be negative so:

L = 15 cm

W = L - 6

W = 15 - 6 = 9 cm

A = W * L = 15 * 9 = 135 cm ^ 2

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 12:10pm
perimeter of a rectangle with length 6.6m and width 4.5

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