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Who is asking: Other Level: Secondary Question: The rectange has an area of M square units and a perimeter of 2M units. What is the value of x? The length of the rectange is 3, while the width of the rectange is x1. Thank you. 

Hi Sandy, I drrew a diagram of a rectangle and indicated the lengths of the sides. The area of a rectangle is the length times the width and hence the area of this rectangle is
But the area is M so
The perimeter of this rectangle is
But the perimeter is 2M and hence
Hence
Solve for x. Penny 

