The ratio of the length of the sides of a rectangle is 5: 2, and its area is 90 square feet. Find the length of the sides.

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Let L be the length of the rectangle and w be the width.

Then, we know that L > W.

Given the ratio between the length and the width is 5:2

==> L/W = 5/2 

We will cross multiply.


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