April 24, 2014

Homework Help: Math 11

Posted by Need Help on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 10:06pm.

I need help on this math problem.

The width of a certain painting is 5cm less than twice the length. The length of the diagonal distance across the painting is 107cm. Find the length and width. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.

diagonal distance: 107cm
length: L
width: 2L-5

Is the substitutes correct?
Should I use the pythagoras method?
Can someone put me in the right track please so I can work out the problem?

please help and thank you

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