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.