Posted by **Christina** on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 8:14pm.

what are the length and width of a rectangle if the area is 13.5 square units and the length of one side is .5 the measure of the perimeter?

- Algebra 1 -
**Kirk**, Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 9:22pm
Ok so we the the area A=13.5 units^2 and we know one side is .5 units. The formula for area of a rectangle is A=LW so we put 13.5=L*.5 and this gives us 13.5/.5=L so L=27 and the perimeter P is just the four sides added up P=2L+2W P=2(27)+2(.5)

- Algebra 1 -
**Reiny**, Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 10:42pm
side 1 --- x

side 2 --- y

perimeter = 2x + 2y

x = (1/2)(2x+2y) = x+y

y = 0

silly question!

A side cannot be .5 or 1/2 the measure of the perimeter, just think about it

check your wording of the question.

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