Posted by **Susuan** on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 10:24am.

Two redtangles are similar. One has a length of 11 cm and a width of 6 cm, and the other has a width of 5 cm. Find the length of the second rectangle. Round to the nearest tenth if necessary.

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**Writeacher**, Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 10:28am
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**drwls**, Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 10:53am
"Similar" shapes keep the same ratio of side lengths, although the sizes may be different. One is a magnified version of the other.

The Length/Width ratio of each rectangle is the same

In your case, 11/6 = x/5

Solve for the unknown length x, and round to nearest one-tenth cm.

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