A television screen is 40 cm high and 60 cm wide. The picture is compressed to 62.5 % of its original area, leaving a uniform dark strip around the outside. What are the dimensions of the reduced picture?

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Hello, Andrew!

A television screen is 40 cm high and 60 cm wide.

The picture is compressed to 62.5 % of its original area,

leaving a uniform dark strip around the outside.

What are the dimensions of the reduced picture?Code:: - - - 60 - - - - : - *-------------------* - : | | x : | *-----------* | - : | | | | : 40 | | | | 40-2x : | | | | : : | *-----------* | - : | | x - *-------------------* - : x : 60-2x : x :

The area of the picture is: . cm².

The area of the picture is the area of the screen:

. .

Factor: .

The dark strip is 5 cm wide.

Therefore, the dimensions of the picture are: .

*You're absolutely correct, Lucky!*