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**MakeANote** Hey there magentarita,

Since the perimeter of the site is rectangular, it is of the form:

$\displaystyle P = 2(\text {length } \times {\text { width}})$

From the question...

$\displaystyle P = 2((2x + 3) + (x - 4))$

$\displaystyle P = 2(3x - 1)$

$\displaystyle P = 6x - 2 \text{ feet}$

Alternately, the wording of the question could be seen as a little ambiguous for the following reasons...

"The length of the rectangular site is 2 pole measures increased by 3 feet...

Does this mean, instead, 2(x + 3)?

If this is the case, then the perimeter is:

$\displaystyle P = 2((2(x + 3)) + (x - 4))$

$\displaystyle P = 2((2x + 6) + (x - 4))$

$\displaystyle P = 2(3x - 2)$

$\displaystyle P = 6x - 4 \text { feet}$

In general math questions, however, I would favour the initial reading.

Trust this helps.