anonymous
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If the perimeter of the square at the right is 72 units, what are the values of x and y? (Will attach picture.)
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anonymous
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anonymous
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i did 3y + 2x = 36 and 4x + 6y = 72 to try to do eliminationt but.... that doesn't make any sense...
anonymous
  • anonymous
what do you know about the sides of a square?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
they equal 72
anonymous
  • anonymous
but how do the sides of a square relate to each other?
anonymous
  • anonymous
and i mean any square not just this one
anonymous
  • anonymous
oops i few the picture wrong.... it's supposed to be 3y not 3x...
anonymous
  • anonymous
yea I figured from the equations that was supposed to be a y
anonymous
  • anonymous
the sides of the square equal each other?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
so if you relate that to the square in your problem you can safely say that 2x = 3y
anonymous
  • anonymous
so 2x = 3y and 8x= 72?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
and x = 9 so 2x is 18 and 3y is 27?
anonymous
  • anonymous
3y = 2x so 3y should equal 2 * 9
anonymous
  • anonymous
hmm but.... myeh so y = 6?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes good work
anonymous
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hehe thanks

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