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Hammurabi Puzzler

Two bur is the area; the length exceeded the width by 126 gar. What are the length and width?

Hint: A "bur" is the area of a rectangle whose dimensions are 60 "gar" by 30 "gar."


Source: Tablet produced during time of King Hammurabi, c. 1800 B.C.