Shawna reduced the size of a rectangle to a height of 2 in. What is the new width if it was originally 24 in. wide and 12 in tall?

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Answer:4 inches.Step-by-step explanation:The height of a rectangle is reduced by Shawna to a size of 2 inches. The original width of the rectangle was 24 inches and the height was 12 inches. If the ratio of width to height remains the same, then we can find the new width. If the new width is x inches then, we can write [tex]\frac{x}{2} = \frac{24}{12}[/tex] β‡’ x = 4 inches. (Answer)