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Subject: geometry
Name: trisha
Who are you: Student

hey i'm just wonderin if u can answer this question ok [a thin wire 20 centimeters long is formed into a rectangle. if the width of this rectangle is 4 centimeters, what is the length?]

Hi Trisha,

Make the rectangle this way. Cut off a piece of the wire 4 cm long for one end and another piece 4 cm long for the other end. How much wire is left? You have to divide this remaining piece in half for the two sides. How long are they?


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