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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## If the area of a square with sides of length 8 centimeters.. tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## If the area of a square with sides of length 8 centimeters.. If the area of a square with sides length 8 centimeters is equal to the area of a rectangle with a width of 4 centimeters, what is the length of the rectangle, in centimeters? A. 4 B. 8 C. 12 D. 16 E. 18 The OA is D. If the square has a side of 8 centimeters and its area is equal to the area of a rectangle width a width of 4 centimeters, then $$A_{square}=A_{rectangle}$$ $$8^2=4\cdot L\ \Rightarrow \ L=\frac{64}{4}=16\ centimeters$$ Experts, any suggestion about this PS question? Thanks in advance. ### GMAT/MBA Expert Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 16 Dec 2014 Posted: 94 messages Followed by: 4 members Upvotes: 2 GMAT Score: 770 LUANDATO wrote: If the area of a square with sides length 8 centimeters is equal to the area of a rectangle with a width of 4 centimeters, what is the length of the rectangle, in centimeters? A. 4 B. 8 C. 12 D. 16 E. 18 The OA is D. If the square has a side of 8 centimeters and its area is equal to the area of a rectangle width a width of 4 centimeters, then $$A_{square}=A_{rectangle}$$ $$8^2=4\cdot L\ \Rightarrow \ L=\frac{64}{4}=16\ centimeters$$ Experts, any suggestion about this PS question? Thanks in advance. Your approach looks good to me. I would have set it up in the same way. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 09 Apr 2015 Posted: 1461 messages Followed by: 17 members Upvotes: 39 LUANDATO wrote: If the area of a square with sides length 8 centimeters is equal to the area of a rectangle with a width of 4 centimeters, what is the length of the rectangle, in centimeters? A. 4 B. 8 C. 12 D. 16 E. 18 We can create the equation: 8^2 = 4L 64 = 4L 16 = L Answer: D _________________ Jeffrey Miller Head of GMAT Instruction • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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