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If Dawn's lawn has two areas that are 10ft x 8ft,another area 22 ft x 4 ft,another 6 ft x 15 ft and the last area is 23 ft x 5 ft, what is the square footage of her lawn? If the seed is spread at a rate of 5lbs per 1,000ft^2,and each bag is 2lbs,how many bags will she need to buy?

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  1. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    2(10*8) + 22(4) + 15(6) + 23(5) = total area of the yard. total area/5lbs = x lbs per 1 area. the last parts I see, but cant right put my finger on it yet :)

  2. amistre64
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    (total area/1000) times 5 should be the amount of lbs of seed she needs

  3. amistre64
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    once you know the total amount of seed required, figure out how many 2lb bags will do it ;)

  4. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Thanks!

  5. anonymous
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    So,.45385= 2,265......then what?

  6. amistre64
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    ....45385 = which part?

  7. anonymous
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    .453 multiply by 5 gave me 2,265 I'm still not sure how many bags of seeds

  8. amistre64
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    2(10*8) + 22(4) + 15(6) + 23(5) 160 + 88 + 80 + 115 = 160443 right?

  9. amistre64
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    443...calculator lied to me lol

  10. anonymous
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    I have 453

  11. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    your right, 15(6) = 90...tried that in my head

  12. amistre64
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    453/1000 = .0453 right? i tried that in my head too :)

  13. anonymous
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    yes

  14. amistre64
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    so she has less than 1000 ft^2 acres, so she needs less then 5lb of seeds...

  15. amistre64
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    she has 4.53% of 1000 ft^2 so I would assume she only needs 4.53% of 5 lbs of seeds.... let me check that...

  16. anonymous
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    It's asking how many bags will she need to buy.

  17. amistre64
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    you got any multiple choice answers to pick from?

  18. anonymous
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    nope

  19. amistre64
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    you got that 1000 ft^2 right? or is that spose to be 100ft^2 ?

  20. anonymous
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    The first part is right 1000

  21. amistre64
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    the total square footage of her yard has to be the sum of the parts..... and we did that right :) 10(8) + 10(8) + 22(4) + 6(15) + 23(5)....cant change that

  22. anonymous
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    Well,you said that it's 5 lbs that she'll need ...so each bag being 2 lbs,then would that be 21/2 bags?

  23. amistre64
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    it says she uses 5 lb seeds to do 1000 ft^2....she only has 453 ft^2 right?

  24. amistre64
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    so for every ft^2 she uses how many lbs of seed? 5 x ------ = ----- should be the ratio 1000 1

  25. amistre64
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    or: 5 x ------ = ----- should be an equal ratio as well 1000 453 5(453)/1000 = 2.265 lbs

  26. anonymous
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    Yes,I have those numbers but still don't know the number of bags of seeds to buy.

  27. amistre64
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    she needs 1 bag and a a little more..so if she buys 2 bags total, she should be able to do it.

  28. amistre64
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    or 1.1325 bags if theyll let her ;)

  29. anonymous
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    So do you think that the answer should be 2 or 1 and a half?

  30. anonymous
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    hahaha! That's funny!

  31. amistre64
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    if they want an integer answer, I would say 2; if they want a precise anwer, I would go with 1.1325 bags

  32. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    O.k.,that's helpful.Thanks!

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