A rectangular package is 12 inches longer than it is wide. It is also 6 inches wider than its height. if the total length of the ribbon needed to go around both ways is 96 inches long, what is the length of this package? 

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W=width, L=length, H=height all in inches.

L=W+12, H=W-6

Lengths of ribbon are 2(W+H)+2(L+H)=96.

2(W+W-6)+2(W+12+W-6)=96,

2(2W-6)+2(2W+6)=96,

4W-12+4W+12=96,

8W=96, W=12. So length L=24 inches.

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