A wire of length x is bent into the shape of a square.

(a) Express the perimeter of the square as a function of x.

(b) Express the area of the square as a function of x.

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- Jan 22nd 2007, 02:43 PMsymmetrySquare
A wire of length x is bent into the shape of a square.

(a) Express the perimeter of the square as a function of x.

(b) Express the area of the square as a function of x. - Jan 22nd 2007, 03:17 PMThePerfectHacker
- Jan 22nd 2007, 04:33 PMsymmetryok
Since all sides of the square are the same length, we have a square with x sides.

The perimeter of a square is P = 4x, right?

How did you get (x/4) = P? - Jan 22nd 2007, 07:17 PMQuick
- Jan 23rd 2007, 03:29 AMsymmetryok
What diagram? No picture came out with your reply.

- Jan 23rd 2007, 03:35 AMQuick
- Jan 23rd 2007, 03:37 AMsymmetryok
Why don't you ask earboth what he uses to paste diagrams with his answers. I would like to know how to do that myself.

Getting back to the question, why is P = (x/4)? - Jan 23rd 2007, 05:55 AMtopsquark
- Jan 23rd 2007, 09:56 AMQuick
- Jan 25th 2007, 04:24 PMsymmetryok
Thanks for the TIP QUICK.

To the rest, I thank you all for your replies and wonderful math notes.