Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Further Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set: 83

Answer

a. x + x + x + 2x + 2x = 28 b. x = 4 c. 4 centimeters, 4 centimeters, 4 centimeters, 8 centimeters, 8 centimeters

Work Step by Step

a. The equation for the perimeter is written as the sum of all of its sides equals 28: x + x + x + 2x + 2x = 28 b. Solve by combining like terms and dividing to solve for x: 7x = 28 x = 28/7 = 4 c. If three sides have lengths of x and x = 4, then those sides are 4 centimeters. The sides with lengths of 2x are 2*4 = 8 centimeters.
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