# The perimeter of a standard-sized rectangular rug is 28 ft. The length is 2 ft longer than the width. How do you find the dimensions. What is the width?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 28, 2016

The dimensions are 6 feet by 8 feet and the width is 6 feet.

#### Explanation:

The formula for the perimeter of a rectangle is:

We are told the length is 2 ft longer than the width. So, we can write this as:

We are also given the perimeter or

So substituting

We can number substitute