posted by Keyonna on .
The ratio of the perimeters of two similar squares is 5 to 4. If the area of the smaller square is 32 square units, what is the area of the larger square?
Since both the length of sides and perimeter are linear
the perimeters would be in that same ratio as the sides.
So the sides are in the ratio of 5:4
The ratio of areas is equal to the square of their corresponding sides.
A/32 = 5^2 / 4^2
A = 32(25)/16 = 50
If Smaller square = 32
Perimeter of Small Square = 4x
Perimeter of Larger Square = 5x
Perimeter Of Small Square = 4L
4x = 32
x = 32 / 4
x = 8
5x = 5(8)
5x = 40