## Dog Play Area

## Work Time

# 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 $8\frac{1}{3}$ 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?