The perimeter of a rectangle is 42 feet. If the width of the rectangle is 6 feet less than the length, find the demensions of the rectangle.

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- September 17th 2011, 09:13 AMVonNemo19perimeter word problem
The perimeter of a rectangle is 42 feet. If the width of the rectangle is 6 feet less than the length, find the demensions of the rectangle.

I'm having trouble setting this up. Help? - September 17th 2011, 09:15 AMTKHunnyRe: perimeter word problem
Name Stuff!

W = Width of Rectangle

L = Length of Rectangle

Now translate!

"The perimeter of a rectangle is 42 feet." -- Say that in terms of L and W

"the width of the rectangle is 6 feet less than the length" -- Say that in terms of L and W

Seriously... WRITE DOWN clear and concise definitions. They WILL save you. - September 17th 2011, 09:16 AMProve ItRe: perimeter word problem