anonymous
  • anonymous
George folds his origami paper along the dotted lines shown below so that the triangular flaps overlap exactly on the square. If the dimensions of the origami paper are decreased by One-half, what will be the new area of the paper? Answers A. 98 square inches <----My choice B. 196 square inches C. 49 square inches D. 147 square inches
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anonymous
  • anonymous
whats below if its a pic i need to see it
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  • anonymous
anonymous
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I was uploading it...sorry. It's up now.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Its 9.8 (approximately) are there supposed to be decimal points in those answers? if so you're right. Good job!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks, I might have more questions in a few minutes would you be willing to help?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Bloodrain is wrong, the answer is 49
anonymous
  • anonymous
How?
anonymous
  • anonymous
2x^2 = (7sqrt2)^2 (pythagorean theorem) 2x^2=49*2 x^2=49 x=7 new area = x^2 = 49
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh, got it. Thanks
anonymous
  • anonymous
Wait which area do you need?
anonymous
  • anonymous
The second one.
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh nvm then it's just (7sqrt2)^2=98
anonymous
  • anonymous
So @bloodrain and I are right?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yeah, i misunderstood the question
anonymous
  • anonymous
But then there is no point of even providing the info about origami, it should just say to find the area of a square with that side length. The intro was unnecessary
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah its because its a story problem and they are supposed to be confusing

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