0

# The land area of Hawaii is 5213mi greater than the area of Rhode Island together the areas total 7637mi what is the area of each of the two states?

Wiki User

2011-09-13 15:07:04

well heres the answer but ill show you the steps to the solution after.

Answer: Rhode Island = 1212mi, Hawaii = 6425

Solution with steps:

so you give Rhode Island the value of 'x' because Hawaii's size is being compared to it. and Hawaii is 'x + 5213' because it is 5213mi larger than Rhode Island. and because together means addition, you add both values to equal 7637mi

it should look something like this

Problem: x + x + 5213 = 7637

Step 1: Combine like terms

2x + 5213 = 7637

Step 2: Subtract 5213 from both sides

2x + 5213 = 7637

- 5213 - 5213

_____________

2x = 2424

Step 3: Divide 2 from both sides (im going to skip the graphic and just cut ahead to what it would look like)

x = 1212

which means that Rhode Island has an area of 1212mi because it equaled 'x'. so since Hawaii is 'x + 5213', Hawaii = 6425mi

Wiki User

2011-09-13 15:07:04
Study guides

18 cards

➡️
See all cards
3.9
10 Reviews