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A rectangular with dimensions 24 inches by 42 inches is to be divided

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A rectangular with dimensions 24 inches by 42 inches is to be divided into squares of equal size. Which of the following could be a length of a side of the squares?

a) 4 inches
b) 6 inches
c) 7 inches
d) 8 inches
e) 10 inches
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A rectangualr with dimensions 24 inches by 42 inches is to be divided into squares of equal size. Which of the following could be a length of a side of the squares?

a) 4 inches
b) 6 inches
c) 7 inches
d) 8 inches
e) 10 inches


you need to divide the width and length of the rectangular to equal pieces where L = W

you can solve this using GCF
42=2*3*7
24=3*2*2*2

GCF = 2*3 = 6

P.S you can make squares with side of 2,3, or 6 and we choose 6 because 2 and 3 are not in the answers
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Given rectangular dimension 24 * 42.
Now it needs to be divided into squares. Both sides of square are equal.
Now as rectangle need to be divided, its breadth and length should be divisible by the side of square to have proper division of rectangle.

A)4 inch.... 24/4 =6 , 42/4 =10.5 so some aprt of rectangle will be left out
B) 6 inch .... 24/6 = 4 , 42/6 = 7 / So full rectangle cna be divided into 4*7 squares. Answer

Answer: B

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