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# The figure above s composed of 6 squares, each with side x centimeters

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The figure above s composed of 6 squares, each with side x centimeters. If the number of centimeters in the perimeter of the figure is equal to the number of square centimeters in its area, what is the value of x?

(A) 1
(B) 5/3
(C) 2
(D) 5/2
(E) 7/3

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07 Nov 2017, 01:50
6x^2 - Area of the figure
14x - Perimeter of the figure
6x^2=14x
x=7/3
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08 Nov 2017, 13:03
Total area = 6x^2
Perimeter = 14x

Equation: 6x^2 = 14x
Gives x = 7/3

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08 Nov 2017, 16:41
Bunuel wrote:

The figure above s composed of 6 squares, each with side x centimeters. If the number of centimeters in the perimeter of the figure is equal to the number of square centimeters in
its area, what is the value of x?

(A) 1
(B) 5/3
(C) 2
(D) 5/2
(E) 7/3

Attachment:
2017-11-07_0940_001.png

The perimeter of all 6 squares is 14x.

The area is 6x^2.

Since the perimeter is equal to the area, we have:

14x = 6x^2

7 = 3x

7/3 = x

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08 Nov 2017, 19:39
JeffTargetTestPrep wrote:
Bunuel wrote:

The figure above s composed of 6 squares, each with side x centimeters. If the number of centimeters in the perimeter of the figure is equal to the number of square centimeters in
its area, what is the value of x?

(A) 1
(B) 5/3
(C) 2
(D) 5/2
(E) 7/3

Attachment:
2017-11-07_0940_001.png

The perimeter of all 6 squares is 14x.

The area is 6x^2.

Since the perimeter is equal to the area, we have:

14x = 6x^2

7 = 3x

7/3 = x

@JeffTargetTestPrep can u pls explain how perimeter is 14x ?

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08 Nov 2017, 20:10
Spongebob02 wrote:
JeffTargetTestPrep wrote:
Bunuel wrote:

The figure above s composed of 6 squares, each with side x centimeters. If the number of centimeters in the perimeter of the figure is equal to the number of square centimeters in
its area, what is the value of x?

(A) 1
(B) 5/3
(C) 2
(D) 5/2
(E) 7/3

Attachment:
2017-11-07_0940_001.png

The perimeter of all 6 squares is 14x.

The area is 6x^2.

Since the perimeter is equal to the area, we have:

14x = 6x^2

7 = 3x

7/3 = x

JeffTargetTestPrep can u pls explain how perimeter is 14x ?

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The length of each side is x centimeters. 14 sides are exposed, thus the perimeter is 14x.
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