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Topic: Inset distance of 2 rectangles
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Inset distance of 2 rectangles
Posted: Jan 25, 2008 10:53 AM
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Is there a way determine the sum of the inset distances of two rectangles, one inside the other if you know the area and perimeter of both? See attached image (d1 + d2 + d3 + d4).


The other way to ask this question is: is there a way to determine the lengths of the sides of a rectangle if you know the area and perimeter?

So, if I know Side D and Side A, and Side s1 and s4:
d1 + d3 = D - s4
d2 + d4 = A -s1

thanks



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