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A rectangle is 4 times as long as it is wide. A 2nd rectangle is 5centimeters longer and 2 centimeters wider than the first. what are the dimensions of the original rectangle?

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    original:
    width = x
    length = 4x

    new rectangle:
    width = x+2
    length = 4x + 5

    nothing else is given to form any type of equation.

    Your question cannot be answered, something is missing.

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    i'm sorry i left out one part. "A rectangle is 4 times as long as it is wide. A 2nd rectangle is 5 centimeters longer and 2 centimeters wider than the first. The area of the second rectangle is 530 square centimeters greater than the first. What are the dimensions of the original rectangle?

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