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Planting Wildflowers

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Planting Wildflowers

Highway workers are going to plant wildflowers on the median strip of a length of highway. Your job is to figure out how many pounds of wildflower seeds are needed for each mile of this highway. Watch the video in order to understand the situation.

  1. What do you need to know to answer this problem?
  2. Solve the problem using the following information:

    • 200 pounds of seeds are needed to plant 1 acre of wildflowers.
    • The median strip is 33 feet wide.
    • 1 mile is 5,280 feet.
    • 1 acre is 43,560 square feet.
  3. Show each step of your solution.

VIDEO: Wildflowers