Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Area of a rectangle and square of same size.

Question: Each side of a square is 16 inches long.  A rectangle with the same square feet of the square has a width of 12 inches.  What is the length of a rectangle?

Answer:  The area of the square is 162 or 256.  This is also the area of the rectangle.  The area of the rectangle is 256=12xL.  Divide by 12 and get L=21 1/3.

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