# algebra

the perimeter of a rectangle is 226 inches. the length exceeds the width by 37 inches. find the length and the width.

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1. P = 2L + 2W

226 = 2W + 2(W + 37)
226 = 4W + 74
226 - 74 = 4W
152 = 4W
38 = W

Take it from there.

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