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September 1st, 2012, 06:48 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Jul 2012 Posts: 32 Thanks: 0  Rectangles and Squares
Four Squares are drawn on the four sides of a rectangle whose length is 4cm and breadth is 3 cm.What is the total area of the four squares and the rectangle? i got 3*3+4*4+3*3+4*4+2(3+4) but answer is 140cm^2 
September 1st, 2012, 07:30 AM  #2 
Member Joined: May 2012 Posts: 78 Thanks: 0  Re: Rectangles and Squares
The area of the rectangle is 3*4, not 2(3+4)  this is its perimeter. As it seems, the right answer is 62cm^2, not 140cm^2. 
September 1st, 2012, 09:20 AM  #3  
Math Team Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,267 Thanks: 407  Re: Rectangles and Squares Hello, meghraj! I don't suppose you made a sketch . . . Quote:
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September 3rd, 2012, 05:54 AM  #4 
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Thank U ....!


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