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a rectangular lot is 100 yards long and 55 yards wide.

A rectangular lot is 100 yards long and 55 yards wide.
Give the length and width of another rectangular lot that has the same perimeter but a smaller area.
 
width ___ yards
length: ___ yards
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To get the same perimeter, but less sq. yards, let one side be less, and let the other side be x. solve for x.
To make the perimeter the same, length plus with must equal 155.
 
100 · 55 = 5500
 
110 · 45 = 4900