2005 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 4

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Problem

A square and a triangle have equal perimeters. The lengths of the three sides of the triangle are 6.1 cm, 8.2 cm and 9.7 cm. What is the area of the square in square centimeters?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 24\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 25\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 36\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 48\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 64$

Solution

The perimeter of the triangle is $6.1+8.2+9.7=24$ cm. A square's perimeter is four times its sidelength, since all its sidelengths are equal. If the square's perimeter is $24$, the sidelength is $24/4=6$, and the area is $6^2=\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ 36}$.

See Also

2005 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 3
Followed by
Problem 5
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