Jamaira L.

asked • 11/19/21

# Algebra question

The perimeter of a rectangle is 194. The length is 25 more than 5 times the width. Find the dimensions.

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Bradford T. answered • 11/19/21

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Jamaira L.

Im not understanding after substituting why the 2 would not be distributed ?
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Heidi T.

You can solve the problem by distributing it. There was a step not shown, where the two was divided from both sides of the equation. Notice the difference between the first and second lines - in the first, it is 2( ) + 2w, then 2 is divided out of both sides and the second line is ( ) +w
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Heidi T. answered • 11/19/21

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