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the length of a rectangular field is 18 m longer than the width. the field is enclosed with fencing and divided into two parts with a fence parallel to the shoter sides. if 216 m of fencing are required to the shoter sides. if 216 m of fencing are required, what are the dimensions of the outside rectangle?

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  1. shorter side --- x
    longer side --- x+18

    wouldn't we just get

    2(x+18) + 3x = 216 ???

    I get short side = 36
    long side = 54

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    posted by Reiny
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