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The area of a rectangle is 25 sq in and the perimeter is 25 in. Find the length of the smaller side; enter answer as decimal rounded to 1 decimal place, no units (e.g., 6.0)

A = Lw
P = 2L + 2w
Lw = 25
2L + 2w = 25
Solve these two equations simultaneously for your answer.
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