# A rectangle with perimeter 104 cm has a width of 18 cm less that its length. What is the area?

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Feb 22, 2016

Area

#### Explanation:

Let the length of the rectangle be

Then its width

Its perimeter is

2(width + length)

#2((l-18)+l)=104#

#2(l-18+l)=104#

#2l-36+2l=104#

#4l=104+36#

#l=140/4=35#

#w=35-18=17#

Area#= w xx l=17xx 35=595 cm^2#