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 Question from Jamaica, a student: if the perimeter of a rectangle is 30m and its area is 56 m2. find its length and width?

Hi,

Suppose the length is $L$ m and the width is $W$ m. Write an expression for the perimeter in terms of $l$ and $W.$ This give you an equation in $L$ and $W.$ Write an expression for the area in terms of $L$ and $W.$ This gives you a second equation in $L$ and $W.$ Solve the pair of equations for $L$ and $W.$

Penny

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