June 10th, 2007, 06:17 AM  #1 
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An artist has 50 inches of oak trim to frame a painting. The frame is to have a border 3 inches wide surrounding the painting. If the painting is square, what are its dimensions? What are the dimensions of the frame? 
June 10th, 2007, 11:04 AM  #2 
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Assuming that the 50 inches describes the outer perimeter of the frame, you would divide it by 4 to find the side length of the frame (because the perimeter is formed by 4 sides). Now think about the relationship between the side length of the picture and that of the frame (and don't be afraid to draw a picture).

June 10th, 2007, 11:43 PM  #3 
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Length of side of painting = (length of trim)/4  2(border width) = 6 1/2 inches. The frame's interior is 12 1/2 inches square. If you don't understand why, draw an appropriate diagram.

October 2nd, 2011, 02:53 PM  #4 
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Can someone solve this problem for me step by step??? pleaseeeee!!!!

October 3rd, 2011, 02:41 AM  #5 
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Can you provide a diagram?


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