# SOLUTION: The perimeter of a rectangle is 40 feet. The ratio of the width to the length is 2:3. Find the length and the width

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 Question 303565: The perimeter of a rectangle is 40 feet. The ratio of the width to the length is 2:3. Find the length and the widthAnswer by london maths tutor(243)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Width : Length 2 : 3 Perimeter = 2* width + 2*length Ratio becomes: Width : Length 4 : 6 Total units = 4 + 6 = 10 Perimeter = 40 Therefore: 10 units ----- 40 ft 1 unit ------- 40/10 ft = 4 ft 2 units -------- 4 * 2 ft = 8 ft (width) 3 units ------- 4*3 ft = 12 ft (Length) Answer: Width is 8 ft and Length is 12 ft.