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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 197944: What is the length of a room that is 2 meters longer than it is wide and the perimeter is 24? This is not from the textbookAnswer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!What is the length of a room that is 2 meters longer than it is wide and the perimeter is 24? : let x = the width let L = the length : "length of a room that is 2 meters longer than it is wide" L = x + 2 : Perimeter: 2L + 2x = 24 : Replace L with (x+2) 2(x+2) + 2x = 24 2x + 4 + 2x = 24 4x = 24 - 4 4x = 20 x = x = 5 m is the width then 5 + 2 = 7 m is the length ; : Check solution by finding the perimeter using these values 2(7) + 2(5) = 24