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# How do you construct a rectangle whose perimeter is 440mm and whose sides are in the ratio of 2 to 3?

Updated: 11/5/2022

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A rectangle has four sides, with a 90 degree angle at the corners: making each pair of opposing sides equal in length. The ratio of two to three indicates that one pair of sides is comprised of two units of measure each, and the other pair of sides is comprised of three units of measure each. This equals a total of ten units of measure for the entire perimeter. You then divide the ten units of measure into the total perimeter of 440mm: which equals 44mm per unit of measure. Since one pair of sides is two units of measure, this indicates that the shorter side of the rectangle is 88mm in length. The longer side, of three units of measure, totals 132mm...the rectangle will measure 88mm X 132mm. To check this, add the four sides: 88 + 132 +88 +132=440mm.

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