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Two rectangular pieces of wood are
similar. The ratio of the perimeters of
the two pieces is 2 : 3. If the area of the
smaller piece is 12 square inches, what
is the area of the larger piece?

  • Math please help -

    please explain!

  • Math please help -

    You have to set up a proportion.
    2/3 = 12/x

    solve for x

    2x=36
    x=18

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