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A certain rectangle has an area of 36 and a perimeter of 26. If the length of the rectangle is greater than the width, what is the rectangle’s length?

A 4
B 6
C 9
D 10
E 13

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Updated on: 18 Jan 2019, 05:54
Bunuel wrote:
A certain rectangle has an area of 36 and a perimeter of 26. If the length of the rectangle is greater than the width, what is the rectangle’s length?

A 4
B 6
C 9
D 10
E 13

l*b= 13
2 ( l+b) = 26
( l+b)= 13
solve
we get b= 9,4
since l>b
so b = 4, l = 9 IMO C
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18 Jan 2019, 05:52
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Archit3110 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
A certain rectangle has an area of 36 and a perimeter of 26. If the length of the rectangle is greater than the width, what is the rectangle’s length?

A 4
B 6
C 9
D 10
E 13

l*b= 13
2 ( l+b) = 26
( l+b)= 13
solve
we get b= 9,4
since l>b
so b = 4 IMO A

Question is asking for the length.

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18 Jan 2019, 05:54
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Archit3110 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
A certain rectangle has an area of 36 and a perimeter of 26. If the length of the rectangle is greater than the width, what is the rectangle’s length?

A 4
B 6
C 9
D 10
E 13

l*b= 13
2 ( l+b) = 26
( l+b)= 13
solve
we get b= 9,4
since l>b
so b = 4 IMO A

Question is asking for the length.

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18 Jan 2019, 06:19
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let the sides of rectangle be X and Y where X>y

Area of rectangle = X*Y = 36...............i

Perimeter = 2X+2Y = 26
X+Y = 13..................ii
We want to know X
So substitute Y=13-X in first equation -i

X(13-X)=36
-X^2+13X-36 =0
OR
X^2-13X+36 = 0

(X-9)(X-4)=0
X=9 OR X=4....Substitute these values in equation ii
If X=9, then Y = 4, OR X=4 and Y=9

In any scenario, the greater of the two sides = 9

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