# SOLUTION: the perimeter of a rectangle is 56 inches. the ratio of the length to the width is 6:1. find the length and the width.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rectangles Question 573515: the perimeter of a rectangle is 56 inches. the ratio of the length to the width is 6:1. find the length and the width.Answer by stanbon(57246)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!the perimeter of a rectangle is 56 inches. the ratio of the length to the width is 6:1. find the length and the width. ---- length = 6x width = x ---- Equation: Perimeter = 2(length + width) 56 = 2(6x + x) 28 = 7x x = 4 ---- length = 6x = 24 width = x = 4 ====================== Cheers, Stan H.