# The width of a rectangle is one-fifth as much as the length and the perimeter is 120 cm, how do you find the length and width?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 21, 2015

#### Explanation:

Questions of these type are often called Worded Problems.

This is because the key equations that you will use, are already described for you in the question.

Here's how it goes:

Let the length be

The question says: "the width

In mathematical terms this means,

Secondly: "the perimeter

Meaning,

The Perimeter of any rectangle

Hence,

Now, all that is left to do is to solve

And You're Done.