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The perimeter of a rectangle is 48 in. If the length is twice the width, what is the length of the rectangle?

1 Answer
Aug 16, 2016

Answer:

Length#=16# inches

Explanation:

Let #l# be the length and #w#, width.

It is stated that, #l=2w................(1)#.

Now, the perimeter of the rectangle#=48#.

# rArr 2(l+w)=48, or, l+w=24#

# rArr 3w=24...............[by(1)]#

#:. w=8, &, so, l=2w=16# inches.