Posted by Josh on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 6:58pm.
The area of a rectangle is 90m 2. The base is three less than three times the height. What is the perimeter?

Math  Damon, Monday, February 23, 2009 at 7:38pm
b = 3 h 3
area = b h = (3 h  3)h = 3 h^2  3 h = 90
so
3 h^2  3 h  90 = 0
(h+5)(3h18) = 0
h = 6 is positive real solution
so
b = 3*6 3 = 15
then perimeter = 2 h + 2 b

Math  Josh, Monday, February 23, 2009 at 7:54pm
dont get it

Math  Josh, Monday, February 23, 2009 at 8:06pm
how did you get that. not rudely.

Math  PsyDAG, Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 10:36am
Let B = base and H = height
From the first sentence:
B * H = 90
From the second sentence:
B = 3H  3
Substitute the value of B from the second equation into the first and solve for H. Put the value of H in the second equation to find B. Check by putting both values into the first equation.
As Damon says, "then perimeter = 2 h + 2 b".
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.
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