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the perimeter of a rectangular field is 140m. if the length is increased by 15m and the breadth is decreased by 5m, the length will become 3 times the bredth. find the length and the breadth of the field.
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posted by Rosemary

let the length be x
let the breadth be y
2x+2y=140
x+y=70
y = 70x
new length = x+15
new breadth = y5 = 70x5 = 65x
x+15 = 3(65x)
x+15 = 195  3x
4x = 180
x = 45 > y = 7045 = 25
the field is 45 by 25 m
check: increased length = 45+15 = 60
decreased breadth = 255 = 20
is 60 equal to 3 times 20 ? Sure is!posted by Reiny
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