D dansingirl25 New member Joined Jun 21, 2011 Messages 1 Jun 21, 2011 #1 The length of a rectangle is 4 times the width. The perimeter is 90cm. Find the width and length. i need help with alot of word problems i do not know the equation for this one?

The length of a rectangle is 4 times the width. The perimeter is 90cm. Find the width and length. i need help with alot of word problems i do not know the equation for this one?

S Subhotosh Khan Super Moderator Staff member Joined Jun 18, 2007 Messages 18,135 Jun 21, 2011 #2 dansingirl25 said: The length of a rectangle is 4 times the width. The perimeter is 90cm. Find the width and length. i need help with alot of word problems i do not know the equation for this one? Click to expand... You have to derive the equation for this type of problem. Start with naming your variables Length of rectangle = L Width of rectangle = W Given: "The length of a rectangle is 4 times the width" ? L = 4*W...............................(1) Now continue..... Please share your work with us indicating exactly where you are stuck - so that we may know where to begin to help you.

dansingirl25 said: The length of a rectangle is 4 times the width. The perimeter is 90cm. Find the width and length. i need help with alot of word problems i do not know the equation for this one? Click to expand... You have to derive the equation for this type of problem. Start with naming your variables Length of rectangle = L Width of rectangle = W Given: "The length of a rectangle is 4 times the width" ? L = 4*W...............................(1) Now continue..... Please share your work with us indicating exactly where you are stuck - so that we may know where to begin to help you.

D Denis Senior Member Joined Feb 17, 2004 Messages 1,465 Jun 21, 2011 #3 dansingirl25 said: The length of a rectangle is 4 times the width. The perimeter is 90cm. Find the width and length. i need help with alot of word problems i do not know the equation for this one? Click to expand... What grade are you in?

dansingirl25 said: The length of a rectangle is 4 times the width. The perimeter is 90cm. Find the width and length. i need help with alot of word problems i do not know the equation for this one? Click to expand... What grade are you in?