# SOLUTION: The length of a rectangle is 5 cm less than 3 times its width. If the perimeter of the rectangle is 46 cm, find the dimensions of the rectangle.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Geometry Word Problems Question 314196: The length of a rectangle is 5 cm less than 3 times its width. If the perimeter of the rectangle is 46 cm, find the dimensions of the rectangle.Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Sorry. I must have bneen tired & misread the problem. You're right. L=3W-5 P=2L+2W 46=2(3W-5)+2W 46=6W-10+2W 46=8W-10 8W=46+10 8W=56 W=56/8 W=7 cm. ANS. FOR THE WIDTH. L=3*7-5=21-5=16 cm. ANS. FOR THE LENGTH. PROOF: 46=2*16+2*7 46=32+14 46=46