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

May 22, 2017

The Width of the train car is $83.533 \text{ feet}$.

#### Explanation:

We can use simple algebra to solve this question.

$6 w + 5.8 = 506$

$6 w = 506 - 5.8$

$6 w = 501.2$

w = 501.2 ÷ 6

$w = 83.533$

$\therefore$ The Width of the train car is $83.533 \text{ feet}$.