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 October 11th, 2012, 07:19 AM #1 Member   Joined: Jul 2012 Posts: 32 Thanks: 1 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. _ <|_|> I tried, but the answer given is 36cm.. I get 48... where did I missed .. plz.. help me!!
 October 11th, 2012, 07:39 AM #2 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,581 Thanks: 1038 Re: Small Square Problem 36 is correct. Only the 6 outside lines make the perimeter; NOT the 2 inside lines.
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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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 October 11th, 2012, 05:16 PM #4 Member   Joined: Jul 2012 Posts: 32 Thanks: 1 Re: Small Square Problem Thank U!!

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