SOLUTION: The length of a rectangle is 1 inch less than 3 times the width. The perimeter is 38 in. What are the dimensions of the rectangle? Write the system of equations based on the given

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rectangles Question 422565: The length of a rectangle is 1 inch less than 3 times the width. The perimeter is 38 in. What are the dimensions of the rectangle? Write the system of equations based on the given information. Answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! let width =x , length = 3x -1 perimeter = 2(x+3x-1) so, 2(x+3x-1) = 38 => x = 5 length = 14 so, dimension is : 14 X 5 .