Question

The perimeter of a rectangle is 56 in. The ratio of the length to the width is 6:1. Find the length and the width.

Solid Geometry
ANSWERED
asked 2020-11-02
The perimeter of a rectangle is 56 in. The ratio of the length to the width is 6:1. Find the length and the width.

Answers (1)

2020-11-03
Using the given ratio, we let 6x be the length and x be the width. The perimeter of a rectangle is given by: P=2l+2w Substituting given, we have: 56=2(6x)+2(x) Solve for x: 56=12x+2x 56=14x 5614=x 4=x So, the length is 6(4)=24 inches and the width is 4 inches4 inches.
0
 
Best answer

expert advice

Need a better answer?
...