Q: A rectangle has a perimeter of 36. Both the length and the width are whole numbers. If the rectangle has the least possible area, what are its dimensions?
a.
1 by 17
c.
2 by 4
b.
1 by 35
d.
6 by 6

A: The formula for the perimeter of a rectangle is P = 2L+2W. You are already given the perimeter so all you have to do is plug in what pair will equal to 36. From the given choices, 1 by 17 will give 36. P = 2(1) + 2(17) so P = 2 + 34 = 36

Expert answered|j3m|Points 62|

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