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Perimeter Word Problem
Example: The length of a rectangle is 8 cm more than 3 times its width. The perimeter of the rectangle is 64 cm. Find the area of the rectangle.
Perimeter Word Problem
Examples:
(1) A rectangle is three times as long as it is wide. If the perimeter is 62 cm, what is the length?
(2) The width of a rectangle is 6 cm less than the length. If the perimeter is 52 cm, what is the width?



Word Problems - Perimeter of a triangle
Example: Patrick's bike ride follows a triangular path; two legs are equal, the third is 8 miles longer than each of the other legs. If Patrick rides 30 miles total, what is the length of the longest leg?
Word Problem Involving Perimeter of a Triangle
Example: The perimeter of a triangle is 56 cm. The first side is 6 cm shorter than the second side the third side is 2 cm shorted than twice the length of the first side. What is the length of each side?


 
Geometry Word problem
Writing an equation and finding the dimensions of a rectangle knowing the perimeter and some information about the about the length and width.
Example: The width of a rectangle is 3 feet less than its length. The perimeter of the rectangle is 110 feet. Find the dimensions.

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