Once you get your answer which is 3.2, you have to divide 75.2 (perimeter) by 4 so you could get the side length each side of the outside of the frame. You want to do this because if you multiply 3.2 (width times 2) by the side length of the outside which 18.2 you will get the side length of the inside square.

Did you get an answer of 15.6? Well if you did then you have got the right answer.

After solving that question we went onto question 27 also in section 8.3 (textbook) which was even difficult for Mr. Backe to solve. Well here is the question...

Tahir is training for an upcoming cross-country meet. He runs 13 km, three times a week. His goal is to increase his average speed by 1.5 km/h, so that he can complete each run in 1 1/4. How long does he take to complete each run now, to the nearest tenth of a minute. Solve this problem in two different ways.

Well I am not really sure how to solve this but this is what Mr.Backe did.

Thats all for today and sorry it is so late. Bye.

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