Take the 2-minute tour ×
Mathematics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields. It's 100% free, no registration required.

The side of one square is 7 kn longer than the side of another. Find the sides of the squares.

The perimeter of the larger square is twice that of the smaller.

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer 1

Let $x_1$ be the side of one of them and $p_1$ be its perimeter, the we have:

$$P_1=4x_1$$

$$P_2=4x_2$$

We also have:

$$P_2=2P_1$$ And

$$x_2=x_1+7$$

Now you have to solve a system of equations to find $x_1$ and $x_2$.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.