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    Rectangle Application

    The perimeter of a rectangle is 20 meters. If the length is increased by four times the width, the sum is 19 meters. What are the dimensions of the rectangle? What is its area?

    MY WORK:

    length = x + 4x

    width = x

    Is this correct so far?



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    Hello, magentarita!

    The perimeter of a rectangle is 20 meters.
    If the length is increased by four times the width, the sum is 19 meters.

    The sum of what?
    What are the dimensions of the rectangle? What is its area?
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    incomplete.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Soroban View Post
    Hello, magentarita!
    This question is incomplete, right?
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