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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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14 Feb 2004, 12:50
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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14 Feb 2004, 12:53
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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15 Feb 2004, 00:53
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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16 Feb 2004, 08:21
I also got 75.

But the question should specify that the width of the frame is negligible.
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Rectangle mean 3:2 are length and breadth , Shorter breath is 3x5 = 15 , 2x5 =10 …These are just side 2 Sides , How many inches of framing material mean Perimeter of a rectangle P= 2l + 2b = 50??
D:( Silly mistake
Omgg Shorter breath mean 2x7.5 = 15 , 3x7.5 = 22.5 ...Now I got it
Forgot that 3x : 2x ... Where x can be a decimal vlaue
P = 2l + 2b = 15x2 + 22.5x2 = 75
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29 Oct 2014, 04:27
kanusha wrote:
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

Rectangle mean 3:2 are length and breadth , Shorter breath is [fraction]3x5 = 15 , 2x5 =10[/fraction] …These are just side 2 Sides , How many inches of framing material mean Perimeter of a rectangle P= 2l + 2b = 50??
D:( Silly mistake
Omgg Shorter breath mean 2x7.5 = 15 , 3x7.5 = 22.5 ...Now I got it
Forgot that 3x : 2x ... Where x can be a decimal vlaue
P = 2l + 2b = 15x2 + 22.5x2 = 75
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Notice that we are told that the shorter side has a length of 15 inches, so 15 corresponds with 2, not 3.
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