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What is the width of a lot with a perimeter of 58 meters and a length of 17.5 meters?

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P=2(l+w)--- where

58m= 2(17.5+w)

58= 35+2w

w= 11.5 meters

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Given:

Perimeter = 58 meters

58 meters = 35 meters + 2n

-2n = 35 meters - 58 meters

-2n = -23

n = 11.5

Answer:

Check:

58 meters = 2(17.5 meters) + 2(11.5 meters)

58 meters = 35 + 23 meters

58 meters = 58 meters