The length of a train car is 506 feet. This is 5.8 feet less than 6 times the width. What is the width?

1 Answer
May 22, 2017

Answer:

The Width of the train car is #83.533 " feet"#.

Explanation:

We can use simple algebra to solve this question.

#6w + 5.8 = 506#

#6w = 506 - 5.8#

#6w = 501.2#

#w = 501.2 ÷ 6#

#w = 83.533#

#therefore# The Width of the train car is #83.533 " feet"#.