The length of a rectangle is three times it's width. If the perimeter of the rectangle is 96 inches, what is it's length in inches?
- DavidLv 76 months ago
Length = 36 inches and width = 12 inches
- SumDudeLv 76 months ago
36Source(s): obvious guess
- KrishnamurthyLv 76 months ago
The length of a rectangle is three times its width.
If the perimeter of the rectangle is 96 inches,
its length is 36 inches.
- 6 months ago
To find the perimeter of a rectangle, double the length and the width. This gives you 6W+2W, or 8W.
Set this equal to the perimeter of 96 inches: 8W=96
Simplify to get W=12. Plug this back into the formula for the length, or 3W to get 36 inches.
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- GregLv 76 months ago
2W + 2L = 96
3W = L so 2W +2(3W) = 96 so 8W = 96 so W = 12 and L = W*3 or 36
What step was confusing? I took algebra over 50 years ago.
- Donnie PorkoLv 76 months ago
12 inches width.
36 inches length.