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1-90.

Solve the following problem using any method. Write your solution as a sentence.

The length of a rectangle is $5$ centimeters longer than twice its width. If the perimeter of the rectangle is $88$ centimeters, what is the width?

$\text{length}=2(\text{width})+5$

$\text{perimeter} = 2(\text{length}) + 2(\text{width})$

$\text{substitution: perimeter} = 2(2(\text{width}) − 5) + 2(\text{width})$