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Please help having a difficult time solving this problem! The perimeter of a rectangle is 58 inches. The length exceeds the width by 19 inches. Find the length and width.

- phansen05
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phansen05 wrote:Please help having a difficult time solving this problem! The perimeter of a rectangle is 58 inches. The length exceeds the width by 19 inches. Find the length and width.

The formula for perimeter is P = 2L + 2W

You know that P = 58 and W + 19 = L

Replace the L in the first equation with (W + 19)

Solve for W and then add 19 to get L.

- snowdrifter
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