# algebra 1

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The length of the base of a isosceles triangle is one forth the length of one of its legs. If the premimeter of the triangle is 16 inches, what is the length of the base.

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let the base be x
then each of the other 2 equal legs would be 4x

4x + 4x + x = 16
9x = 16
x = 16/9 inches

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