Abstract the formulas for the area and perimeter of a rectangle and apply those formulas in real-world and mathematical problems involving multiplication, addition, and subtraction.
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The City of Boston is thinking about creating a new flower bed in Boston Public Garden. Here are the different potential plans they’ve come up with:
The City of Boston would like to put a chain fence around the garden, like the one around the Paul Revere statue pictured below:
a. How much chain would they need for each of the garden plans above?
b. What general formula could you write for all of the calculations you did in Part (a)?
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Mrs. Allen is redecorating her living room. Her living room is 15 feet long and 22 feet wide. She wants to replace the carpet for $7 per square foot and replace the baseboards for $3 per foot. How much will it cost to replace the carpet and baseboards?
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Karl’s rectangular vegetable garden is 20 feet by 45 feet, and Makenna’s is 25 feet by 40 feet.
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