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Postby !La! » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:04 am

if the perimeter of something is 4000 meters how many sq. meters would the area be!?
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Postby skinner » Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:09 am

!La! wrote:if the perimeter of something is 4000 meters how many sq. meters would the area be!?
1,000,000 sq. meters. now help me convert weight into horsepower.
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Postby Dirtman » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:23 am

Your answer COULD be true but only if the geometric area is a perfect square. However, !La! doesn't give us that information.

An area of 1,000,000 square meters is only true if 4000 linear meters is the perimeter of a true square. If the rectangle is not a square, the answer will be different.

You can't calculate the area of a rectangle based on the perimeter alone unless that rectangle is perfectly square.

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