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Hiii can anyone be uber awesome and help me? :) Graciass! (I'm uploading it, so sometimes it takes a second to load!)
can i know what was your attempt in this question?
its a direct question :)
let "s1" be the side of square 1 let "s2" be the side of square 2 now we want to find the combined area of the squares remember that A=s^2 so total area would be s1^2+s2^2 the question then becomes, how do you determine what s1 and s2 are equal to remember that the squares are made from the 2 pieces of wire notice that the length of the wire is equal to the perimeter of the square also remember that the perimeter of a square can be shown by the equation P=4s
nice answer @completeidiot
after that, its just a bunch of substitution