# The perimeter of a rectangle is 96 ft. How do you find the dimensions of the rectangle if the ratio of the length to the width is 7: 5?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 21, 2016

#### Answer:

The dimensions are:

length

the width

#### Explanation:

The ratio of dimensions (length :width) is

Let us denote the dimensions as:

length (l)

width (w)

The perimeter of the rectangle is calculated as :

Perimeter

As per data provided the perimeter

So,

So:

the length

the width