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A piece of metal is bent into a rectangle and has a length which is 5 times as long as its width. If the perimeter of the piece of metal is 13 feet 6 inches, find the length and the width of the piece of sheet metal.
You must use a variable , write an equation and solve the equation!
5(X) = 13' 6"
5(X) = 162 inches
32.4 inches or 2.7 feet
is this correct
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