Question

# The sum of 5 times the width of a rectangle and twice its length is 26 units. The Difference of 15times the width and three times the length is 6

units . Write and Solve a system of equations to find the length and width of the rectangle.

Hint:

### Frame the equations and then solve.

## The correct answer is: We can also solve these system of equations by making the coefficients of to be the same in both the equations

### Complete step by step solution:

Let's denote the width of the rectangle = w

and denote the length of the rectangle = l

Let 5w 2l = 26…(i)

and 15w - 3l = 6….(ii)

On multiplying (i) with 3, we get 3( 5w + 2l = 26)

⇒15w + 6l =78…(iii)

Now, we have the coefficients of w in (ii) and (iii) to be the same.

On subtracting (ii) from (iii),

we get LHS to be 15w + 6l - (15w - 3l) = 6l + 3l = 9l

and RHS to be 78 - 6 = 72

On equating LHS and RHS, we have 9l =72

⇒ l = 8

On substituting the value of l in (i), we get 5w + 2 × 8 = 26

⇒ 5w + 16 = 26

⇒ 5w = 26-16

⇒ 5w = 10

⇒ w = 2

Hence we get w = 2 and l = 8

Note: We can also solve these system of equations by making the coefficients of

to be the same in both the equations

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