Selam N. answered • 07/07/15

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P=2l+2w

We are given,

P=40cm

l=2w+2

Plug these into the first formula and solve for the dimensions,

length and width, of the rectangle:

40=2(2w+2)+2w Simplify

40=4w+4+2w

40=6w+4

36=6w

6=w OR the width is 6cm, therefore,

the length is

l=2(6)+2

l=14cm

To calculate the area of a rectangle, A=lw,

plug the length,14cm, and the width, 6cm, into this formula

A=(14)(6)

A=84cm

^{2 }OR the area of the rectangle is 84cm^{2}.