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 Question 199990This question is from textbook : Can you show me how to set up this problem? What is the perimeter of a rectangle, given that the length is x yards and the width is 10 yards shorter? The perimeter is not given and I don't know how to solve this equation.This question is from textbook Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!What is the perimeter of a rectangle, given that the length is x yards and the width is 10 yards shorter? : Just write what it says: L = x W = (x-10) : The perimeter equation: P = 2L + 2W Substitute; x for L, and (x-10) for W P = 2x + 2(x-10) Multiply what's inside the brackets P = 2x + 2x - 20 Combine like terms P = 4x - 20