Mathematics

# The width of a rectangle is 4 less than half the length. If represents the length, which equation could be used to find the width, w?

#### dalmayshuns101

4 years ago

w = width
l= length

w = l/2 - 4

l/2 repreaents half the length
- 4 is 4 less than half the length

#### Gracie216

4 years ago

$the \ width : \ w \\ \\ the \ length : \ l \\ \\ If \ the \ width \ is \ 4 \ inches \ less \ than \ \frac{1}{2} \ the \ length, \\\\ that\ gives \ the \ equation: \\ \\ w = \frac{1}{2} \ l - 4$