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Question from Vickie, a student:

A rectangle is 2 times longer than it is wide. It has a diagonal length of 50 centimeters. Find the length and the width of the rectangle. Round your answers to the nearest tenth. Show your work.

Hi Vickie,

Draw a diagram! If the width is W then the length must be 2W.


This looks like a job for Pythagoras.


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