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8-96.

In problem 8-33 you wrote variable expressions to go with diagrams. Think about this as you examine the rectangle below.

1. Write a variable expression to represent the perimeter of the rectangle.

Remember that the perimeter is the distance around the rectangle.

$x + \left(x + 5\right) + x + \left(x + 5\right)$

2. If the perimeter is $26$ inches, what is the value of $x$?

Can you find the value of $x$ that makes the perimeter expression you wrote equal to $26$?
Don't forget to show your work or explain your thinking.