# james has a metal frame with an 8.32 inch perimeter. If the sides are 0.04 inches thick, what is the perimeter of the inside of the frame?

0.04 x 4 + .16
8.32 - .16 = 8.16

But the book gives an answer of 8.

I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Can any one help me out. The book doesn't explain the answer.

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April 20, 2011 5:06pm UTC

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1. What shape is this frame?

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April 20, 2011 5:42pm UTC

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2. It only says a metal frame. Thank you so much for helping me with this so quickly. :)

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April 20, 2011 7:55pm UTC

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3. The assumption to be made is that the frame is a square or a rectangle thought the question doesn't specify it.
In this explanation a square frame is used though a rectangular frame will also work.

Draw a large square.
Now draw a smaller square in the larger square.
Mark the sides of the larger square X.
Now maker the sides of the smaller square Y.
Now mark the distance between adjacent sides of the large and small square as 0.04 (thickness of frame).
Now you should notice that length of any side of the smaller square is X-0.04-0.04 = X - 0.08.
Therefore the perimeter of the smaller square is (X - 0.08) + (X - 0.08) + (X - 0.08) + (X - 0.08) = 4X - 0.32
We know that 4X (sum of each side of larger square) is 8.32
Therefore
4X - 0.32 = perimeter of small square
8.32 - 0.32 = 8

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4. Drawing this helps a whole lot.