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The length of a rectangle is 5 meters more than its width. The perimeter is 66 meters. Find the length and the width of the rectangle

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  1. L = w+5

    2 L + 2 w = 66 or L + w = 33
    so
    w + 5 + w = 33
    2 w = 28
    w = 14 etc

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  2. P = 2L + 2W

    66 = 2(w + 5) + 2W

    66 = 4W + 10

    56 = 4W

    14 = W

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