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anonymous
 5 years ago
A rectangular garden measures 23 ft by 31 ft . Surrounding (and bordering) the garden is a 4 ft path wide. Find the area of this path. Be sure to include the correct unit in your answer.
anonymous
 5 years ago
A rectangular garden measures 23 ft by 31 ft . Surrounding (and bordering) the garden is a 4 ft path wide. Find the area of this path. Be sure to include the correct unit in your answer.

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.04*23*2+(318)*4*2=368

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can anyone help me with my question??

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let's analyze two of the sides (one along the 31ft side, and one along the 23 ft side). On the 31 ft side, your path is extending 4 ft outward in a parallel sense, but 4 ft outward on each side perpendicular to it. So, your path along the longer side is 31 + 4 + 4 ft, with a width of 4 ft.. Your path along the shorter side is 23 ft, but you don't add anything to it, because you already accounted for it by adding 4 ft to each longer side. So, in short, you have two areas of path with length 39 ft, and width of 4 ft, and two with length of 23 ft and width of 4 ft. Therefore, the area of the path is 39 * 4 + 23 * 4, square feet. Sorry if my answer is confusing! I tried making a diagram but Photoshop was freezing up. :P (drawing it helps a lot!)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Gah, and you have to subtract the area of the garden, which I believe is 31 x 23.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry, i misunderstood the prob, surrounding the path is outside the garden not inside the garden, should be every side *4ft: 23*4+39*4= 248ft^2

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wait...with my method, you shouldn't have had to subtract..So sorry, the last line of my first response is incorrect. You have two rectangles of 39 x 4, and two of 23 x 4. The area is 39 * 4 * 2 + 23 * 4 * 2.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i got 184 square ft..is that correct???

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no i have one rectangle....31 ft. by 23 ft. and the path around it (bordering it) is 4 ft wide...what is the area of the path??
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