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the lenght of a rectangle is 2 centimenters longer than its width. the perimeter is 16 centimenters. what are the lenght and width of the re

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Can you try to make this information into two equations?
not really. I don't know where to begin
Ok, so if the length is 2 cm longer than its width, we can say that: \[l = w + 2\text{ cm}\] Right? What does the perimeter tell us?

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I am still stuck
Well, what is the perimeter of a rectangle?
l+w=16 ?
Exactly. (16 cm, in this case.)
ok. then what do I do?
is that right so far
Sorry, yes, that's right.

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