# The Ling family is building a deck on their house. It will run the length of their house and have a perimeter of 108 feet. Their house is 42 feet long. How WIDE will the deck be?

## all u do is 42x2 which is 84. then u subtract 84 from 108 and divide it by 2. the width is 12.

## To find the width of the deck, we need to subtract the length of the house from the total perimeter of the deck.

Given:

Perimeter of the deck = 108 feet

Length of the house = 42 feet

To find the width:

1. Calculate the length of the deck, which will be the same as the length of the house:

Length of the deck = Length of the house = 42 feet

2. Subtract the calculated length from the total perimeter to find the combined width of both sides of the deck:

Combined width = Perimeter of the deck - Length of the deck

Combined width = 108 feet - 42 feet

Combined width = 66 feet

3. Finally, divide the combined width by 2 to find the width of only one side of the deck:

Width of one side = Combined width / 2

Width of one side = 66 feet / 2

Width of one side = 33 feet

Therefore, the deck will be 33 feet wide.