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The Shape of Things

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  1. 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?

  2. 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?

  3. 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?

  4. Markisha is also having a party. She needs to make some brownies. She will use a 9 x 9 X 2-inch pan for the brownies. She can get 16 brownies out of each batch. What will be the dimensions of each brownie?

  5. 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?

  6. 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?

  7. How many triangles are there in this shape?

    Triangles

  8. What is the area of a STOP sign if each side measures 1 foot?

  9. 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.

  10. Draw a cat, but you may only use regular polygons and you must use at least 6 different ones.

    The Shape of Things Solutions


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