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# The ratio of the areas of two parallelograms is 4:9. The perimeter of the smaller parallelogram is 20 units. What is the perimeter of the larger parallelogram?

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With a ratio, you should think of it in terms of a pie of sorts. In this example, the pie has 13 pieces, 9 of which consist of the perimeter of the large parallelogram and 4 of which consist of the perimeter of the smaller parallelogram. If we know that those 4 pieces of pie and equal to 20 units, then we would divide 20 by 4 to find the value of a single piece. 20/4=5 so a single piece of pie has a value of 5 units. We would then multiply 9 by 5 to find the value equivalent of the 9 pieces of pie. 9(5)=45. Therefore, the perimeter of the larger parallelogram is 45.