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A carpenter is building a frame for a wall painting. The painting is in the shape of a rectangle. If the sides of the rectangle are in the ratio of 3:2 and the shorter side has a length of 15 inches, how many inches of framing material does the carpenter need to frame the painting?

A. 12
B. 22 1/2
C. 37 1/2
D. 50
E. 75
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2004, 11:50
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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 [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2004, 11:53
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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 [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2004, 23:53
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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 [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2004, 07:21
I also got 75.

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