Fractions and Division in Word Problems

Dog Play Area

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Dog Play Area

Denzel wants to fence in a rectangular play area for his dog. The play area will extend the entire length of his backyard, which is 813 yards.

  • If he wants his dog to have 50 square yards to play in, how wide does he need to make the play area?

Ask yourself:

  • What is the formula for the area of a rectangle?
  • What measurements does the problem provide?
  • What is the unknown measurement?
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