# The length of the rectangle is 5 times the width and the width is 28 cm less. What is the length?

June 27, 2021 | education

| 1. Suppose the width of the rectangle is x cm.

2. Since the length of the rectangle is 5 times greater than its width, therefore, it is equal to 5 * x cm.

3. Since we know that the length of the rectangle is 28 cm larger than its width, therefore we can write down the equation and find out what the width of this rectangle is.

5 * x – x = 28;

4 * x = 28;

x = 28/4;

x = 7 cm.

4. Now let’s find out what the length of the rectangle is.

7 * 5 = 35 cm.

Answer: The length of the rectangle is 35 cm.

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