Posted by **Rina ** on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 6:15pm.

The length of the base of an isosceles triangle is one fourth the length of one of its legs. If the perimeter of the triangle is 16 inches, what is the length of the base?

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**Reiny**, Monday, June 11, 2012 at 8:28pm
base of triangle --- x inches

side of triangle ---- 4x inches

4x + 4x + x = 16

9x = 16

x = 16/9

the base is 16/9 inches long

base = 16/9

each side = 64/9

check: 16/9+64/9+64/9

= 144/9 = 16

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