Find the length and width of a rectangle that has the given perimeter and a maximum area. Perimeter: 100 meters

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Let set x = width of the rectangle. And y = length of the rectangle. 

So, we will have an equation: 

2x + 2y = 100 (taking note that the perimter is 100 meters). 

Divide both sides by 2. 

x + y = 50. 

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