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Type the correct answer in each box. The length of a rectangle is 2 inches more than its width. The perimeter of the rectangle is 24 inches. The equation 2x + 2(x + 2) = 24, where x is the width in inches, represents this situation. The value of x from the set {1, 3, 5, 7} that holds true for the equation is . So, the width of the rectangle is inches and its length is inches

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Step-by-step explanation:The equation that represents the perimeter of the rectangle is given as;2x + 2(x + 2) = 24 where x represents the width.We solve for x;2x + 2x + 4 = 244x + 4 = 244x = 24 - 44x = 20x = 20/4x = 5We were informed that the length of the rectangle is 2 inches more than its width. This implies that the length is x+2 = 5+2 = 7.The value of x from the set {1, 3, 5, 7} that holds true for the equation is 5. So, the width of the rectangle is 5 inches and its length is 7 inches.