rect. length 1+1/3 times as long as width; area 48 sq cm

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rect. length 1+1/3 times as long as width; area 48 sq cm

Postby tenetale » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:33 pm

suppose that the length of a rectangle is one and one-third times as long as its width. the area of the rectangle is 48 square centimeters. Find the length and the width of the rectangle.

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Re: rect. length 1+1/3 times as long as width; area 48 sq cm

Postby buddy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:13 am

tenetale wrote:suppose that the length of a rectangle is one and one-third times as long as its width. the area of the rectangle is 48 square centimeters. Find the length and the width of the rectangle.

the formula is A = Lw and they give you that A = 48. use what they show here to do this. they give you the length based on the width so pick a letter for the width. then do an expression for the length. put these into the formula and solve.

if you get stuck, please write back. thnx.


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