The figure below shows two similar pictures that Jeremy wants to frame:
Two similar rectangles, one larger than the other. The width of the larger one is 58.5 inches. The length is not shown. The length of the smaller is 16 inches and the width is 13 inches.
Jeremy has 5 strips of unfinished molding that he wants to use to frame the two pictures. Each strip is 36 inches long.
Assuming there is no wastage or overlap of molding, what is the minimum length of molding, in inches, Jeremy still requires to frame both the pictures? Show your work and explain your reasoning in complete senten

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@endlesslight254 its dilations in geometry. how do you think i should start it.

58.5/13 = x/16. x = length of larger rectangle.
58.5*x + 13*16 = total area.

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