(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

the perimeter of a rectangle is 24 ft. the length is 4 ft longer than the width find the dimensions

width x

length x+4

however, I should be doing it like this:

a first equation should start like: 2x+2y=?

and the second should start like x=y+?

so whats the length and the width?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

x + x + (x+4)+(x+4) = 24

4x+8=24

-8 -8

4x = 16

4x/4 = 16/4

x = 4

so width 4 ft

and length 4+4, so 8 ft.

makes sense, since length should be greater than width.

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