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Posted by on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 9:13pm.

A rectangle with an area of 32 inches squared has one side measuring 4 inches. A similar rectangle has an area of 288 inches squared. How long is the longer side in the larger rectangle?

  • geometry - , Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 9:24pm

    Similar figures have corresponding sides, areas and perimeters in the same proportion.

    32 : 288 = 4 : x
    32/288 = 4/x
    cross multiply
    32x = 1152
    x = ?

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