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The area of a rectangle is the length times the width so using $L$ and $W$ what you know is \[L \times W = 48 \mbox{ square inches.}\] Using $L$ and $W$ write an equation for the perimeter of the rectangle. Solve this equation for $L$ in terms of $W,$ substitute into the first equation and solve the resulting equation for $W.$ Write back if you need more assistance,  


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