# SOLUTION: bob is going to paint a masterpiece using watecolors on a sheet of paper 20 in wide and 15 in tall. When he finishes, he plans to place his masterpiece on a matt so that a uniforml

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 Question 93702: bob is going to paint a masterpiece using watecolors on a sheet of paper 20 in wide and 15 in tall. When he finishes, he plans to place his masterpiece on a matt so that a uniformly wide strip of the matt shows all around the picture. The perimter of the matt is 102 in. How wide is the strip around the edge of the masterpiece.Answer by jayanthihemkos@yahoo.com(87)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!bob is going to paint a masterpiece using watecolors on a sheet of paper 20 in wide and 15 in tall. When he finishes, he plans to place his masterpiece on a matt so that a uniformly wide strip of the matt shows all around the picture. The perimter of the matt is 102 in. How wide is the strip around the edge of the masterpiec width of the paper= 20 inches length of the paper = 15 inches Perimeter of the uniform matt = 102 inches 4*side = 102 inches side = 102/4 side = 24.4 inches So width = 24.4 inches Width of the strip =(width of the matt-width of the paper)/2 =( 24.4-20) /2 = 4.4/2 = 2.2inches