# SOLUTION: The width of a rectangle is 3 in. less than its length. The perimeter is 24 in. Find the length and width of the rectangle.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rectangles Question 236345: The width of a rectangle is 3 in. less than its length. The perimeter is 24 in. Find the length and width of the rectangle.Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!W=L-3 2L+2W=24 2L+2(L-3)=24 2L+2L-6=24 4L=24+6 4L=30 L=30/4 L=7.5 IN. ANS. FOR THE LENGTH. W=7.5-3=4.5 IN. ANS. FOR THE WIDTH. PROOF: 2*7.5+2*4.5=24 15+9=24 24=24