# SOLUTION: How would i set up a system of equations for "The length of Sally's garden is 4 meters greater than 3 times the width. The perimeter of her garden is 72 meters." And how would i fi

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 472651: How would i set up a system of equations for "The length of Sally's garden is 4 meters greater than 3 times the width. The perimeter of her garden is 72 meters." And how would i find the dimensions. I do know that to find perimeter you use . I also defined my variables as length = x and width = y. So far if i am doing it correctly I have to represent the length if 4 meters greater than 3 times the width.Answer by richard1234(5390)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Good start. However you haven't used the fact that the perimeter is 72. Since the length is x and width is y, we can say that 2(x+y) = 72 --> x+y = 36. Now you have a system of two equations that should be easy to solve for.