Exam-Style Question on Simultaneous Equations
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Question id: 134. This question is similar to one that appeared on a GCSE Higher paper (specimen) for 2017. The use of a calculator is allowed.
A rectangular sheet of paper can be cut into two identical rectangular pieces in two different ways, either by cutting along line A or by cutting along line B.
When the original sheet of paper is cut along line A, the perimeter of each of the two pieces is 56 cm.
When the original sheet of paper is cut along line B, the perimeter of each of the two pieces is 64 cm.
What is the perimeter of the original sheet of paper?
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