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The perimeter of a rectangular outdoor patio is 60 ft. The length is 4 ft greater than the width....

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The perimeter of a rectangular outdoor patio is 60 ft. The length is 4 ft greater than the width. What are the dimensions of the patio?

Perimeter of a Rectangle:

The formula for the perimeter of a rectangle of length {eq}l {/eq} and width {eq}w {/eq} is given by:

$$\text{Perimeter } = 2 l +2 w $$

If we know the length and width of a rectangle in terms of a variable and its perimeter is given then we can substitute all the values in the above formula and solve for the variable.

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Let us assume the width of the rectangular outdoor patio be {eq}w=x {/eq} ft.

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