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# A carpenter is building a frame for a large wall painiting.

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A carpenter is building a frame for a large wall painiting. [#permalink]  14 Feb 2004, 11:53
A carpenter is building a frame for a large wall painiting. The painiting is in the shape of a rectangel . If the sides of the rectangle are int he ratio of 3:2 and the shorter side has a length of 15 inches ,how many incehs of framing material does the carpenter need to frame the painiting?
12
22 1/2
37 1/2
50
75

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I almost got it wrong!
Your questions are really good, as simple as they look, nevertheless they have traps.

Ans: 75

(15/2) ( 2+3) * 2 = 75

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E)
L = 3/2W
L = 3/2 * 15 = 22.5
2L + 2W = perimeter
2*22.5 + 2*15 = 45 + 30 = 75
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Ratio = 3X:2X

2X=15
X=7.5

Sides :22.5 and 15

Perimeter: 2(L+B)
=2(22.5+15)
=2(37.5)
=75

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I also got 75.

But the question should specify that the width of the frame is negligible.
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