# SOLUTION: one side of the rectangle is 3 inches shorter than the other side and the perimeter is 54 inches.What are the dimensions of the rectangle.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rectangles Question 36664: one side of the rectangle is 3 inches shorter than the other side and the perimeter is 54 inches.What are the dimensions of the rectangle.Answer by josmiceli(9671)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The sides are x and x - 3 P = 2x + 2(x - 3) P = 54 54 = 2x + 2(x - 3) 54 = 2x + 2x - 6 4x = 54 + 6 4x = 60 x = 15 The sides are 15 and 12 check: P = 2*15 + 2(15 - 3) P = 30 + 2 * 12 P = 30 + 24 P = 54 OK