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An architect is designing an office building that is 120 feet by 72 feet. The architect wishes to use prefabricated rectangular panels to construct the outside walls. If the same size panels are to be used on all sides of the building what is the widest panel that can be used? Explain your reasoning.

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This shows how to determine the size of prefabricated building panels for a given situation.

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building area = 120 feet * 72 feet
GCD of 120 ,72 is 24 feet.
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