Alexander B. answered • 09/12/15

PhD in Engineering with 10 Years of jQuery programming experience

Hello Steven,

The problem is probably missing some important definitions, because the trivial answer would be the same 60 cm (total perimeter of 2 parts). Please clarify.

Otherwise, the possible solution for either part would be like the following:

x+y=60

(x/4)

Substitute: y=(60-x)

x

x

2x

(x/4)

^{2}+(y/4)2=117, or x^{2}+y^{2}=1872Substitute: y=(60-x)

x

^{2}+(60-x)^{2}=1872x

^{2}+3600-120x+x^{2}=18722x

^{2}-120x +3600 = 1872Solving this quadratic equation w/online quadratic equation solver (http://examn8.com/QuadraticEquations.aspx)

x

x

x

_{1}=36x

_{2}=24Correspondingly, the perimeter of the first square is

**36cm**, a second one is**24cm**.Hope this may help.