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A kindergarten school has square mats in two colors, red and blue. The ratio of the perimeter of the red mat to the perimeter of the blue mat is 2 : 1. The area of the blue mat is 36 square feet.

What is the area of the red mat?

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    whats a ratino
    and then ill help because i have no idea what that means

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    plus wouldnt the answer be 36 because there both square and there distance isnt far

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    if linear dimensions are scaled by n, area is scaled by n^2

    Since red:blue perimeter is 2:1,

    red:blue area is 2^2:1

    4*36 = 144

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    144

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