# SOLUTION: well i`ve been trying this problem for hours "A field has a perimeter of 240 yards. The length is 20 yards less than the width. Find the length and width"? I cant find the ans

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 Question 61416: well i`ve been trying this problem for hours "A field has a perimeter of 240 yards. The length is 20 yards less than the width. Find the length and width"? I cant find the answer.Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!1240=2*W+2(W-20) 240=2W+2W-40 4W=240+40 4W=280 W=280/4 W=70 YARDS WIDE THEN THE LENGTH IS 70-20=50 YARDS FOR THE LENGTH PROOF 240=2*70+2*50 240=140+100 240=240