Posted by Miah on .
The length of a rectangle is 1 meter more than 5 times it's width. The perimeter of the rectangle is 98 meters. Find the length and width of the rectangle.

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Steve,
w + (5w+1) = 49
now get w and figure length. 
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Miah,
So is it 5w^2+1w=49? I'm still confused.

Math 
Steve,
who told you to multiply? We don't care about the area. Just add them up. The width plus the length (5w+1) = 1/2 the perimeter
w+5w+1 = 49
6w = 48
w = 8
so, length = 41 
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Miah,
My bad. I forgot that we were adding, not multiplying. Thank you

Math 
Miah,
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aly,
The perimeter of a rectangle is 180 meters. The length is 50 meters greater than the width. Find the dimensions of the rectangle.