# The length of a rectangle is 5 less than twice its width. The perimeter is 26 meters. How do you find the dimensions of the rectangle?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 17, 2018

Width is 6 meters and length is 7 meters.

#### Explanation:

Let width be

We also know that the perimeter of the rectangle is 26 meters. The perimeter is the sum of all sides: 2 widths + 2 lengths.

We now have two equations which we can solve simultaneously. Substitute

Now that we have a value for

There are other methods you can use to solve simultaneous equations.

Hope this helps :)