# SOLUTION: Greek architects considered a rectangle whose -1.5,2.6,6) to be the most visually appealing. Find the length and width of a rectangle constructed in this manner if the sum of the l

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 Question 624691: Greek architects considered a rectangle whose -1.5,2.6,6) to be the most visually appealing. Find the length and width of a rectangle constructed in this manner if the sum of the length and with is 130 ft. HELP ME PLEASE.Answer by KMST(1868)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let be the length, and be the width. If the length is 1.6 times the width, then If the sum of the length and with (in feet) is 130, then . Substituting in the equation above, the expression for , we get --> --> --> Ten, substituting the value found for in we find --> The two equations we set up at the start form a system of linear equations: and what we did above is solve it "by substitution".