# The length of a rectangle is twice its width. If the area of the rectangle is less than 50 square meters, what is the greatest width of the rectangle?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 5, 2015

We'll call this width

#### Explanation:

Area=length times width, or:

**Answer** : the greatest width is (just under) 5 meters.

**Note** : In pure maths,

In this *practical* example, we discard the other answer.