Results 1 to 2 of 2

Math Help - Quadratic Equation

  1. #1
    Member
    Joined
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    184
    Thanks
    1

    Quadratic Equation

    The following question supposed to be a question from quadratic equations. But i dont see any quadratic.
    anyone can help?

    Kenny has a rectangular cardboard with a ratio of length to width, 5:3. He wants to form a smaller rectagle by reducing the dimensions of the original rectangle. The ratio of what is cut off from the length (in cm) to what is cut off from the width (in cm) is 2:1. What is the length and width of the original rectangle if the smaller rectangle is a square with an area of 49cm2?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    Member u2_wa's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    119
    Quote Originally Posted by acc100jt View Post
    The following question supposed to be a question from quadratic equations. But i dont see any quadratic.
    anyone can help?

    Kenny has a rectangular cardboard with a ratio of length to width, 5:3. He wants to form a smaller rectagle by reducing the dimensions of the original rectangle. The ratio of what is cut off from the length (in cm) to what is cut off from the width (in cm) is 2:1. What is the length and width of the original rectangle if the smaller rectangle is a square with an area of 49cm2?
    Hello acc100j:

    It can be solved with the help of linear equations, you are right there are no quadratics involved!!!
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Quadratic Equation
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: January 12th 2012, 01:23 PM
  2. [SOLVED] Quadratic Equation
    Posted in the Pre-Calculus Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: April 8th 2011, 07:26 AM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: April 25th 2010, 03:53 PM
  4. quadratic equation
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 1st 2009, 10:28 PM
  5. One more quadratic equation
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 15th 2009, 08:55 AM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum