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# A square picture frame has an outer perimeter of 36 inches

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A square picture frame has an outer perimeter of 36 inches [#permalink]  22 Mar 2006, 19:06
A square picture frame has an outer perimeter of 36 inches and is 1 inch wide on all sides. What is the inner perimeter of the frame, in inches?
(A) 27
(B) 27.5
(C) 28
(D) 31.5
(E) 32
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Yes 28...

The outer perimeter is 36 which means we have 9 inch for each outer side...

We also know that frame occupies 1 inch on each side...

What i did was to draw a square and add a perpendicular line (which eqauls 1 inch) towards the center on each side of the square... After that the answer becomes obvious... We have to deduct 2 inch from the length of the outer side...

7+7+7+7=28
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