   Chapter A.1, Problem 27E Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085

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Chapter
Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

A large star is to be constructed, with lengths as shown in the accompanying figure. Give an expression for the total length of the wood strips used in the construction. To determine

To find:

The expression for the total length of the wood strips which are used for the construction of a large star.

Explanation

1) In FOIL method, First, Outside, Inside, and Last pairs of terms are multiplied and then added.

2) The area of the rectangle is given by LW where L is the length and W is width of the rectangle.

Calculation:

There are 10 strips of length x and 5 strips of length y in the given large star...

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