The plans for a shed call for a rectangular floor with a perimeter of 198 ft. The length is The two times the width. How do you find the length and width?
See full explanation for how to find the length and width below in the explanation:
The formula for a perimeter is:
And, we know from the problem:
We can then substitute
We also know the perimeter will be 198 ft so we can substitute this for
And because we know:
The length of the floor will be 66 ft and the width will be 33 ft.