Andrew L. answered • 07/13/16

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The perimeter of a rectangle is the sum of both lengths and both widths, which is equal to 54 meters. Let's call Length L and Width W.

The question is saying this: L = 3 meters + 3(W). We have 2 variables, which means we need at least 2 equations to solve. So far we have one, our second equation is from the perimeter.

2 lengths + 2 Widths = 54. Now, it's just a plug and chug.

2(3 + 3W) + 2W = 54.

6 + 6W + 2W = 54

8W = 48

W=6

L = 3 + 3(6) = 21

To double check: 2(21) + 2(6) = 42 + 12 = 54

The Width is 6 meters, and the Length is 21 meters.