# The length of a rectangle is 3 cm more than four times the width. If the perimeter of the rectangle is 36 cm, what are its dimemions?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 21, 2015

length

width

#### Explanation:

Start by making let statements to represent variables as the length and width as stated in the question.

Let

#4x# represent the width.

Let#4x+3# represent the length.

#2[(4x)+(4x+3)]=36#

#2[8x+3]=36#

#8x+3=18#

#8x=15#

#x=15/8#

To find the dimensions, substitute

**Finding the width**

**Finding the length**