(a) A standard sheet of paper measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Find the area of one such sheet of paper in m2,

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(a) A standard sheet of paper measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Find the area of one such sheet of paper in m2, (b) A second sheet of paper is half as long and half as wide as the one described in part (a). By what factor is its area less than the area found in part (a)?

Answer:

(A) We know that the area of rectangle A = length l width b
The area of the sheet of paper is image
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(B) The new length image
The new breadth image
The new area
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The area of the new sheet will be image that of the paper.