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SakuraAiken

  • one year ago

HELP! Need this in less than 2 hours! "The perimeter of an equilateral triangle is 15 inches more than the perimeter of a square, and the side of the triangle is 7 inches longer than the side of the square. Find the side of the triangle. (Hint: an equilateral triangle has three sides the same lenght)" I'm terrible with word problems. How can I solve this!? My homework is due in an hour and a half!

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  1. baldymcgee6
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1358912917241:dw|

  2. baldymcgee6
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    there are your two equations, now solve the system

  3. baldymcgee6
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    |dw:1358913096626:dw|

  4. SakuraAiken
    • one year ago
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    I also need to know how to turn the word problem into an equation if possible :o

  5. baldymcgee6
    • one year ago
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    those ARE your equations.

  6. SakuraAiken
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    sorry, my computer was lagging while I was typing that and I didn't see that :P

  7. baldymcgee6
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    that's okay, now just solve the system of equations

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