So I worked out this problem and came to the solution of 108. However, the answers I have to chose from are A. 50 B. 55 C. 60 D. 62 E. 68.

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let the width of the rectangle be x, the length will be 3x

perimeter=length + width=48

3x+x=48

4x=48

x=48/4

x=12.

please complete the question, below so that i can solve it fully

Isn't perimeter= 2(length) + 2(width)

so it would be

2(3x)+2x=48

6x +2x=48

8x=48

x=6?

oh, i missed the 2. 2(3x+x)=48

x=6,

then the area will be 3(6)*6=108.

108 is what I got for the answer. However, 108 is not one of the answer options. According to the study guide answer sheet, the answer is 60. That is where I'm confused.

is the question asking for the area? from your post, the question is incomplete

Yes, it's asking for the area.

Then the multiple choices are incorrect. Do it the correct way (108) and you will explain it to your teacher.

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