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 Brandon's back yard is in the shape of a rectangle. The
length is 50 feet and the width is 30 feet. What is the
perimeter? What is the area? If you put up a fence and each
section is 8 feet long, how many sections would you need and
how many posts?
 Tim is putting in a circular garden in front of his
house. He needs to put a low fence around it. He also needs
to get mulch. If the circle has a diameter of 12 feet, how
much fencing would he need? It comes in rolls of 10 feet.
How many rolls will he need? Each bag of mulch
covers 3 square feet. How many bags of mulch does he need?
 Syreeta is having a party. She needs to buy ice cream.
She knows that each person needs 2 scoops. The ice cream
package is in the shape of a rectangular prism. The length
is 12 inches, the height is 5 inches, and the width is 8
inches. What is the volume? If each scoop is around 12 cubic
inches, how many scoops can I get out of a package?
 Markisha is also having a party. She needs to make some
brownies. She will use a 9 x 9 X 2inch pan for the
brownies. She can get 16 brownies out of each batch. What
will be the dimensions of each brownie?
 A can of Campbell's soup is 4 inches high, with a
diameter of 3 inches. How much soup is in the can? If you
must dilute the soup by using one canful of water, how much
soup will there be to eat?
 Courtney is making 72 cookies. She will make rectangles
and cut them into triangles. Each rectangle will be 2
inches by 4 inches. What is the area of each cookie? If she
wants to put icing on them, how many cans will she need if
each can will cover 48 square inches?
 How many triangles are there in this shape?
 What is the area of a STOP sign if each side measures 1
foot?
 Mr. and Mrs. Smith are going to carpet their den. The
den measures 21 X 12 feet. How much carpet will they need
if it is sold by the square yard? The carpet they want is
$18.95 a square yard. That includes padding and
installation. How much will it cost to do the job? Don't
forget to include tax, and a charge of $50 to take up the
old carpet.
 Draw a cat, but you may only use regular polygons and
you must use at least 6 different ones.
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