An American football field is a rectangle with a perimeter of 1040 fee. The length is 200 feet more than width. How do you find the width and the length of the rectangular field?
The perimeter of the field is the total distance around the rectangle, so it is given by: (Length times 2)+(Width times 2)
We know that the length is 200ft longer than the width, hence:
((Width+200) times 2)+(width times 2)=1040, the total perimeter.
This can also be expressed as:
So the width is 160 ft.
We knew that the length was 200 ft longer to we just add 200 to the width: (160+200)=360 ft