# SOLUTION: 3) A rectangle with an area of 108 is divided into 3 equal squares. What is the perimeter of the rectangle?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 18554: 3) A rectangle with an area of 108 is divided into 3 equal squares. What is the perimeter of the rectangle?Answer by xcentaur(357)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Visualize the problem,and you will be able to solve it much faster let the length be x and width be y,of the rectangle. then area=xy=108 unitsquare no of squares=3 therefore area of each square=108/3=36 unitsquare then side of each square is 6 units the situation can be seen this way: ``` --- --- --- | | | | --- --- --- ``` So we can see that the width of the rectangle is the side of the square=6 units and the length of the rectangles is 3 times the squares side,so the length is=3*6=18 units So we have length=18,breadth=6 perimeter=2(x+y)=2(6+18)=2(24)=48 units Hope this helps, Prabhat