The width of a rectangular plot is 4 feet longer than two-fifths the length. If the perimeter of the plot is 36 feet, find the length.

**x = length**

**(2/5)x + 4 = width**{width is 4 longer than two-fifths the length}

**Perimeter of a rectangle is 2(width) + 2(length)**

2x + 2[(2/5)x + 4] = 36 {substituted into perimeter formula}

2x + (4/5)x + 8 = 36 {used distributive property}

(14/5)x + 8 = 36 {combined like terms}

(14/5)x = 28 {subtracted 8 from each side}

x = 10 {divided each side by 14/5, which is multiplying by reciprocal, 5/14}

**length is 10 feet**

*- Algebra House*