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# rectangles and squares

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rectangles and squares [#permalink]  24 May 2009, 20:07
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The perimeters of a square region S and a rectangular region R are equal. If the sides of R are in the ratio of 2:3, what is the ratio of the area of region R to the area of Region S?

A) 25:16
B) 24:25
C) 5:6
D) 4:5
E) 4:9

Last edited by dk94588 on 25 May 2009, 05:40, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: rectangles and squares [#permalink]  24 May 2009, 22:20
I thinks the question is area of R to S

4a = 2(2x + 3x)

a = 5x / 2

Ares of square S = a^2 = 25x^2/4

Ares of R = 2x * 3x = 6 x^2

So R : S = 6 x^2 / (25x^2/4) = 24 : 25

Ans B
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Re: rectangles and squares [#permalink]  25 May 2009, 05:41
yes it was, sorry just edited it
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Re: rectangles and squares [#permalink]  25 May 2009, 06:13
B

I got the same question on GMAT Prep.
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Re: rectangles and squares [#permalink]  25 May 2009, 07:17
thats where its off of. They don't explain the answers so I was hoping someone here would, which they did. The answer is B.
Re: rectangles and squares   [#permalink] 25 May 2009, 07:17
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