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Square A has side lengths each measuring $x$ inches. Square B has side lengths each measuring $4x$ inches. What is the ratio of the area of the smaller square to the area of the larger square? Express your answer as a common fraction.

 Apr 5, 2020
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Square A area: x*x=x^2

 

Square B area: 4x*4x=16x^2

 

x/16x^2=1/16- is the ratio between square A and square B.

 Apr 5, 2020

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