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I have a room that is rectangular the area is 159.5 feet, the perimeter is 51 feet what would the dimensions of the room. ESTELLA 

Hi Estella, Draw a diagram and label the lenght L and the width W.
The area of a rectangle is the length times the width so
The perimeter is the distance around the room so
thus
Hence
Substitute this value for L into the first equation to get
Simplify and solve for W. Penny 

