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# The perimeter of a basketball court is 90 meters,and the length is 6 meters longer than twice the width what are the length and width.

The perimeter of a basketball court is 90 meters, and the length is 6 meters longer than twice the width. what are the length and width?

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Iesha T. | English Teacher Against the Red PenEnglish Teacher Against the Red Pen
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A basketball court is in a rectangular shape and the perimeter for a rectangle is the addition of each one of its sides or P= 2W + 2L (L= length & W= width).

P=90

L = 2w+6

With the information provided your have to formulate the equation:

90=2W+2(2W+6)

Then solve for W:

First distribute the 2

90=2W + 4W + 12

Combine common factors

90 = 6W + 12

Subtract 12 from both sides

78 = 6W

Divide 6 on both sides

W=13

Now that you have your width, you can plug it into the equation to find the length (L=2W+6)

2(13) +6 =L

26 + 6 = L

32 = L

You can always double check by making sure that the totals equal 90 for the perimeter

32+32+13+13=90

2(32) + 2(13) =90