# A rectangular Persian carpet has a perimeter of 252 inches. The length of the carpet is 28 in, more than the width. What are the dimensions of the carpet?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 5, 2016

The length of the carpet is 77 inches and the width is 49 inches.

#### Explanation:

The formula for perimeter is

If the length of the carpet is 28 in. more than the width we know:

Substituting

And substituting