## BIGDOG96 3 years ago 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

1. bloodrain

whats below if its a pic i need to see it

2. BIGDOG96

3. BIGDOG96

4. bloodrain

Its 9.8 (approximately) are there supposed to be decimal points in those answers? if so you're right. Good job!

5. BIGDOG96

Thanks, I might have more questions in a few minutes would you be willing to help?

6. WhiiteRussian

Bloodrain is wrong, the answer is 49

7. BIGDOG96

How?

8. WhiiteRussian

2x^2 = (7sqrt2)^2 (pythagorean theorem) 2x^2=49*2 x^2=49 x=7 new area = x^2 = 49

9. BIGDOG96

Oh, got it. Thanks

10. WhiiteRussian

Wait which area do you need?

11. BIGDOG96

The second one.

12. WhiiteRussian

oh nvm then it's just (7sqrt2)^2=98

13. BIGDOG96

So @bloodrain and I are right?

14. WhiiteRussian

Yeah, i misunderstood the question

15. WhiiteRussian

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

16. bloodrain

yeah its because its a story problem and they are supposed to be confusing