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A piece of wire 80cm long is cut into 2 parts. Each part is bent to form a square. If the total area of the two squares is 272cm2, find the length of longer wire.

actually the wire is cut into 2 different lengths.
Question asked by: sanjay122

Asked on: 28 Sep 2010

Let the length of longer wire be x cm. Then other part=(80-x)cm. Hence, (x/4)^2+{(80-x)/4}^2=272.
Solving this eqn. we get, x=64 or 16. Hence,the length of longer wire is 64cm.

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Replied at: 01 Oct 2010
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