# The length of a rectangle is 5 inches more than the width. If the perimeter is 70 inches, what is the width?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 25, 2018

Let $w$ be the width, $w + \left(w + 5\right) + w + \left(w + 5\right) = 70$ or $4 w + 10 = 70$ or $w = \frac{60}{4} = 15.$

#### Explanation:

Check:  2(15+20)=70 quad sqrt