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the perimeter of a rectangular garden is 40 meters. the length of the garden is 1 meter less than twice its with. what are the dimensions of the garden?

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  1. Perimeter = The sum of all the sides (all the side lengths added together)

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    posted by Elina
  2. wait elina how do you solve it

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    posted by taylor
  3. L = 2W - 1

    2L + 2W = 40

    Substitute 2W-1 for L in second equation and solve for W. Insert that value into the first equation and solve for L. Check by inserting both values into the second equation.

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