# SOLUTION: IN 1912, an order by President Taft fixed the width and length of the U.S. flag in the ration 1 to 1.9. If 100 square feet of cloth are to be used to make a U.S. flag, estimate it

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Equations Question 379490: IN 1912, an order by President Taft fixed the width and length of the U.S. flag in the ration 1 to 1.9. If 100 square feet of cloth are to be used to make a U.S. flag, estimate its dimensions to the nearest 1/4 foot. How can I solve this?Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Ratio of width to length = 1:1.9 area of flag = 100 sq. ft ... Let the constant factor be x (1*x)*(1.9*x)=100 1.9x^2=100 x^2=100/1.9 x= sqrt(100/1.9) x= 7.25 feet ... length = 7.25 *1.9 = 13.77 ... The dimensions are 7.25 feet by 13.75 feet .. m.ananth@hotmail.ca