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Mathhelp346

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The perimeter of a square is at least 15 cm more than the length of a side. Express the statement as an inequality, and solve for the possible length of the side.

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  1. Mathhelp346
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    ?

  2. Mertsj
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    p>=s+15

  3. anonymous
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    \[4s \ge s+15\]

  4. Mertsj
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    s<=p-15

  5. Mathhelp346
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    so it wold be p> or = to s+15?

  6. Mertsj
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    Yes.

  7. Mathhelp346
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    ok

  8. anonymous
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    \[3s \ge 15\] so \[s \ge 5\]

  9. Mertsj
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    Now remember that p = 4s so you could substitute 4s in place of p and have a simpler sentence because it would only have 1 variable.

  10. Mathhelp346
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    but what would be possible lengths?

  11. Mertsj
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    just like creative has shown you.

  12. Mathhelp346
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    ok

  13. Mertsj
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    Do you get it?

  14. Mathhelp346
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    yes

  15. Mertsj
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    Excellent.

  16. Mathhelp346
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    thanks

  17. Mertsj
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    yw

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