# SOLUTION: The length of a rectangle is 3 feet longer than the width. The perimeter is 30 feet. find the dimensions of the rectangle

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 Question 230568: The length of a rectangle is 3 feet longer than the width. The perimeter is 30 feet. find the dimensions of the rectangle Answer by drj(1380)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The length of a rectangle is 3 feet longer than the width. The perimeter is 30 feet. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. Step 1. Perimeter P means adding up all 4 sides of a rectangle. Step 2. Let w be the width. Step 3. Let w+3 be the length since it is 3 feet longer. Step 4. Then, P=w+w+w+3+w+3 or 4w+6=30 Subtract 6 from both sides of the equation Divide by 4 to both sides of the equation and . Note that which is a true statement. Step 5. ANSWER: The width is 6 feet and the length is 9 feet. I hope the above steps were helpful. For FREE Step-By-Step videos in Introduction to Algebra, please visit http://www.FreedomUniversity.TV/courses/IntroAlgebra and for Trigonometry visit http://www.FreedomUniversity.TV/courses/Trigonometry. Good luck in your studies! Respectfully, Dr J