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    rectangle

    Sally folds an 8.5 11 sheet of paper in half either horizontally or vertically, keeping the minimum possible perimeter, four times. What is the perimeter of the resulting rectangle? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest thousandth.
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    Well, do it.

    1st fold.

    Long ways (4.25 + 11) * 2 = 30.5
    Short ways (8 + 5.5) * 2 = 27

    Okay, the first fold is Short Ways

    You do the next three folds.
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