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Hi aimtoteach,

Your math is fine, but you haven't answered the question that was ASKED.

In your last 'step', you've figured out the value of X. The question asks for the length of ONE SIDE of the triangle; X is the PERIMETER of the equilateral triangle, so you have to divide this result by 3 to get the correct answer.

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It's better to make the mistakes now (during practice) than to make them on Test Day. The easiest way to 'fix' these types of little mistakes is to add a bit more detail/labeling to your work. One of the common wrong answers on Test Day is a 'partial work' wrong answer - meaning that the answer you came up with here could be among the answer choices, so you wouldn't even realize that you made a mistake. You've got the intelligence; now you have to add the consistent 'precision' to your work.

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If the area of an equilateral triangle is x square meters and the perimeter is x meters, then what is the length of one side of the triangle in meters?

A 6
B 8
C 4√2
D 2√3
E 4√3


Let the side of triangle be a meter
Area of equilateral triangle = x square meters = √3*a^2/4
perimeter = x meters = 3a

x/x = (√3*a^2/4)/3a
(√3*a)/(3*4) = 1
a = 4√3

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