The length of a rectangle is 5 feet less than twice the width. The perimeter is 59. Find the width.

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If width is x then length is 2x-5 and the perimeter is 2(x+2x-5)=59. So 6x-10=59 and 6x=69 so x=69/6=23/2=11.5ft.=11ft 6in. The width is 11'6" or 138 inches.

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