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Q:
# The perimeter of the this rectangle is 38 inches. The length is 14 inches.What is the width of the rectangle. Remember to add, subtract, and divideby 2.

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The width of rectangle is 5 inchesSolution:Given that perimeter of the rectangle = 38 inches
Length of the rectangle = 14 inches Need to calculate the width of the rectangle.
Formula for perimeter of rectangle is as follows
Perimeter of rectangle = 2 ( length of rectangle + width of rectangle )
Let assume width of rectangle be represented by x.
On substituting given values of perimeter and length and assumed value of width in formula of perimeter we get ,
38 = 2 ( 14 + x ) Solving above equation for x we get
38 = 28 + 2x => 38 – 28 = 2x [subtraction is used]=> 10 = 2x [division is used]=> x =5
Width of rectangle = x = 5 inches.