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# If a rectangular picture that measures 4 feet from side to side is

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If a rectangular picture that measures 4 feet from side to side is hung exactly in the middle of a rectangular wall that measures 13 feet from side to side, then the left edge of the picture is how many feet from the left edge of the wall?

(A) 2.0
(B) 3.0
(C) 4.5
(D) 6.5
(E) 9.0
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26 Sep 2017, 00:48
The rectangular picture measures 4 feet from side to side, hence, the length of the picture is 4 ft.

Since, it is hung exactly in the middle of the wall,
the picture must be hung such that x feet is remaining on both the sides of the wall.

Mathematically this can be represented as $$2x + 4 = 13$$
Therefore, $$x = \frac{9}{2} = 4.5$$

The left edge of the picture is 4.5 feet from the left edge of the wall(Option C)
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26 Sep 2017, 14:33
Bunuel wrote:
If a rectangular picture that measures 4 feet from side to side is hung exactly in the middle of a rectangular wall that measures 13 feet from side to side, then the left edge of the picture is how many feet from the left edge of the wall?

(A) 2.0
(B) 3.0
(C) 4.5
(D) 6.5
(E) 9.0

distance between left edge of the picture and the left edge of the wall = 13/2 - 4/2 = 6.5 - 2 = 4.5

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