# SOLUTION: The perimeter of a rectanglar pool is 140 yards. If the length is 10 yadrs more than the width, find the dimentions of the pool.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 80622: The perimeter of a rectanglar pool is 140 yards. If the length is 10 yadrs more than the width, find the dimentions of the pool.Answer by tutor_paul(490)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!In this problem, you have 2 equations with 2 unknowns. That means you can solve for the unknowns: Since you are given the perimeter, you can derive your first equation from that: Equation #1: You are also given the fact that the length is 10 yards more than the width. This forms the basis of your second equation: Equation #2: Now that you have established the 2 equations, you are ready to go. First, plug in your expression for L from Equation #2 into Equation #1 and solve for W: Now, you can plug this value of W into Equation #2 and get L: Good Luck, tutor_paul@yahoo.com