## anonymous one year ago A flower bed has the shape of a rectangle 18 feet long and 12 feet wide. What is its area in square yards?

1. Vocaloid

well, first convert 18 feet and 12 feet to yards 1 yard = 3 feet so 18 feet = __ yards 12 feet = ___ yards can you try filling in the blanks?

2. anonymous

6 & 2

3. anonymous

@Vocaloid

4. Vocaloid

6 is right 12 feet = __ yards

5. anonymous

4

6. anonymous

@Vocaloid

7. tkhunny

$$(18\;ft)*(12\;ft) = 216\;ft^{2}\cdot\left(\dfrac{1\;yd}{3\;ft}\right)^{2}$$ Alternatively $$\left(18\;ft\cdot\dfrac{1\;yd}{3\;ft}\right)*\left(12\;ft\cdot\dfrac{1\;yd}{3\;ft}\right) = (6\;yd)*(4\;yd)$$ The notation can help you if you let it by practicing.

8. Vocaloid

right, so we have 6 yards and 4 yards as our length and width to find the area, all we need to do is multiply 6*4 = ?

9. anonymous

24 @Vocaloid

10. Vocaloid

yup so our final answer is 24 yrds^2

11. anonymous

Thank you guys both