Posted by T.Gracken on October 26, 2002 at 21:11:06:
In Reply to: Word problem posted by Heather on October 26, 2002 at 19:13:07:
: I am studying for my math quiz on Monday. I am stuck on how to set this up. I can do the equation once it is set up. Here it is:
: The sides of a quadrilateral are 1/3, 1/4, and 3/8 as long as the bottom. The perimeter is 141cm long. How long is each side? How long is the bottom?
: Thank you,
suppose you let the letter b represent the length of the bottom.
then the other sides are (1/3)b, (1/4)b, and (3/8)b
now, add up all the sides and solve for b.
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