# SOLUTION: The perimeter of a rectangle is 240 inches. The length of the rectangle is 4 times the width. Find the dimensions of the rectangle.

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 Question 409315: The perimeter of a rectangle is 240 inches. The length of the rectangle is 4 times the width. Find the dimensions of the rectangle.Answer by peter_toribio90(6)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The perimeter of a rectangle is 240 inches. The length of the rectangle is 4 times the width. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. As geometry generally says, the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle is: Since the length of the rectangle is 4 times the width, we say Now, by substitution of the given data, we get Notice that the length is replaced with 4w as a result of the equation above. Multiplication (2 x 4w = 8w). Addition (8w + 2w = 10). Division on both sides. Result. (240/10 = 24) ***Since we now have the value of w (width), all we need to do is substitute it to the formula l = 4w (above). ================== The dimension are: length = 96 width = 24 ================== CHECK: