Reduce both width and length by 5.13% (leaving 94.87%). Since , this will reduce the area by 10%.Originally Posted by ronheid
The general formula: To reduce the area by x%, reduce the linear dimensions by .
I have a rectangle which consists of a width of 10", and a length of 40". THis gives me a total area of 400" (w x l= a). If I reduce the area by a percentage, lets say 10% my reduced area is now 360" (400 - 40 = 360.) What is the formula to determine the reduced size of the width and the length.
W = 10"
L = 40"
A = 400
reduced rectangle 10% of area
A2 = 360
W2 = ?
L2 = ?
Thanks for your help.