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October 11th, 2012, 07:19 AM   #1
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Small Square Problem

The side of the square is 6 cm. Two equilateral triangles are drawn as shown here. Find the perimeter of the figure.

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I tried, but the answer given is 36cm.. I get 48... where did I missed .. plz.. help me!!
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Re: Small Square Problem

36 is correct. Only the 6 outside lines make the perimeter; NOT the 2 inside lines.
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October 11th, 2012, 07:43 AM   #3
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Re: Small Square Problem

So clearly if we add the sides =6+6+6+6+6+6=36
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Thank U!!
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