If a carpet has an area of 48 square meters and the perimeter is 32 square meters what is the length and width?

Length (L) x Width (W) = Area 2*L+2*W = Perimeter 48/W=L (solved for L) 2*48/W+2*W=32 (inserted L into perimeter equation) 48+W^2=16*W (quadratic equation or factor) W=12 or 4 Therefore L=4 when W= 12 or L=12 when W=4 Length (L) x Width (W) = Area 2*L+2*W = Perimeter 48/W=L (solved for L) 2*48/W+2*W=32 (inserted L into perimeter equation) 48+W^2=16*W (quadratic equation or factor) W=12 or 4 Therefore L=4 when W= 12 or L=12 when W=4