## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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# Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.8 Using Equations to Solve Application Problems - 9.8 Exercises: 50

#### Answer

The width of the rectangle is $10$ cm.

#### Work Step by Step

Let $x =$ the width of the rectangle $2(27) + 2(x) = 74$ $54 + 2x = 74$ $2x = 20$ $x = \frac{20}{2}$ $x = 10$ cm

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