Mathematics
TrinidadBenwell
2015-10-31 07:39:42
A wire is first bent into the shape of a rectangle with width 4in and length 14in. Then the wire is unbent and reshaped into a square. What is the length of a side of the square?
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briana98831
2015-10-31 10:29:18

First find the perimeter of the rectangle: 2w+2l which is 8+28=36. Then find the square root of 36 which is 6 so that is the answer.

JoannePamperin
2015-10-31 10:30:33

First you have to find the area of the wire Area of a rectangle=L*W= 14*4=56 Then divide that by 4 since a square has 4 equal sides 56/4=14 The length of a side of a square is 14 in

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