# A rectangular Persian carpet has a perimeter of 240 inches. The length of the carpet is 24 in. more than the width. What are the dimensions of the carpet?

##### 1 Answer

Let the length = **L** and the width = **W**

**Given** :

Now, solve for L and W using *algebra* ...

#### Explanation:

Using **substitution** ...

Simplify and solve for W ...

Now, solve for L ...

In summary,

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