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Question from Kathy:

A rectangular picture frame is 14 inches long and 4 inches wide. Which dimensions could a similar picture frame have.
8 L X 21 W
35 L X 15 W
49 L X 14 W
7 L X 3 W

Hi Kathy,

I can help you get started.

The original rectangle is 14 inches by 4 inches. One rectangle similar to it is one with sides half as long that is a rectangle that is 7 inches long by 2 inches wide.

I hope this helps,

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