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The area of a square with perimeter 12

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The area of a square with perimeter 12 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2018, 20:44
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Quantity A
Quantity B
The area of a square with perimeter 12
The area of a parallelogram with perimeter 16


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: The area of a square with perimeter 12 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2018, 21:36
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Quantity A
Quantity B
The area of a square with
perimeter 12
The area of a parallelogram
with perimeter 16


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.



QTY B : find area of parallelogram, only perimeter is given.

But we donot have any more information about the height and we are left with 2 unknown. The answer will result to D.

Let solve to find out

Given \(2 * (a + b) = 16\) , a and b are the two sides of parallelogram

or a + b = 8

Now the area of parallelogram = base * height , but we donot have enough info to solve it

Option D

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https://www.symbolab.com/solver/paralle ... calculator
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