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Similar Rectangles

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3


The smaller of two similar rectangles has height $2$ units; the larger rectangle has length $6$ units.

If one rectangle has twice the area of the other, find the length of the smaller rectangle.




This problem is taken from Tony Gardiner's 'Extension Mathematics Gamma' book.