# The length of a triangle is 3 times it width. The perimeter of the rectangle is 48. How do you find its area?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 26, 2016

Write an equation to represent the situation.

#### Explanation:

Assuming the width is x, and the length 3x.

The rectangle measures 6 by 18. The formula for area of a rectangle is

The rectangle has an area of 108.

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