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Question from melody:

I have an origami model that says to use a 1.5:1 rectangle. I don't understand how to calculate the size of paper I need to use. Surely there is a formula to calculate this ratio? Thanks for your help.


The ratio 1.5:1, which is read "1.5 to 1" means that the length is 1.5 times the width. So, for example if your paper is 2 inches in width then the length is 1.5 × 2 = 3 inches.

I hope this helps,

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