# SOLUTION: The length of a rectangle is three times the width. The perimeter of the rectangle measures 72 inches. How long is the length of this rectangle?

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 Question 248830: The length of a rectangle is three times the width. The perimeter of the rectangle measures 72 inches. How long is the length of this rectangle? Answer by stanbon(57323)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The length of a rectangle is three times the width. The perimeter of the rectangle measures 72 inches. How long is the length of this rectangle? ------ Let the width be "x" inches. Then the length is "3x" inches. ------------------ Perimeter = 3(length + width) 72 = 2(3x+x) 24 = 4x x = 6 inches (width) --- 3x = 18 inches (length) =========================== Cheers, Stan H.