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Expert-verifiedFound in: Page 279

Book edition
Common Core Edition

Author(s)
Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff

Pages
183 pages

ISBN
9780547587776

**Geometry For each rectangle below, the measure of the longer side is the length, and the measure of the shorter side is the width.**

**a. Which rectangle has the greatest ratio of length to width?**

**b. For which rectangle is the ratio of length to width closest to 1: 1?**

**c. Critical Thinking The ratio of another rectangle’s length to its width is 1: 1. What type of rectangle is it?**

- The rectangle C has
**the greatest ratio of length to width**. - The rectangle B has
**the ratio of length to width closest to 1:1**. - The rectangle is
**a square**.

Three rectangles. The measure of the longer side is the length, and the measure of the shorter side is the width.

We have to find the rectangle that has the greatest ratio of length to width.

If the length is longer and the width is shorter than the ratio of length to width will be the greatest.

From the given rectangles, rectangle C has a shorter width and the longer length. So it has the greatest ratio of length to width

Three rectangles. The measure of the longer side is the length, and the measure of the shorter side is the width.

We have to find the rectangle that has the ratio of length to width closest to 1:1.

If the length and width are of the same length almost then the ratio of length to width will be closest to 1:1.

From the images we see that, rectangle B has length and width of almost same length.

So, for rectangle B, the ratio of length to width is closest to 1:1.

The rectangle has the ratio of length to width equal to 1:1.

We have to state the type of rectangle that has the ratio of length to width equal to 1:1.

If the ratio of length to width is 1:1, then it means the length and the width are almost same. It means the rectangle will become a square. Because squares have length equal to width.

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