# I am stuck on this Math Word Problem

• Apr 3rd 2012, 03:10 PM
medlinemd
I am stuck on this Math Word Problem
Hey guys, I decided to start learning math from the beginning and I have been trying to understand this math word problem for two days now. I found the answer in the back of the book but I wanted to know exactly an in depth explanation and the answer you came up with. I will post the answer that is listed in the back of the book later on.
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• Apr 3rd 2012, 06:25 PM
bobsanchez
Re: I am stuck on this Math Word Problem
Okay, so we know that area is measured in square units, right? And that when the distance is one unit, it's 1 unit squared.

So we move out to 2 yards. 2^2 = 4 sq. units.

3 yards means 3^2 = 9 square units

4 yards means 4^2 = 16 square units.

Does this make sense?
• Apr 3rd 2012, 06:38 PM
medlinemd
Re: I am stuck on this Math Word Problem
OMG Thank you for explaining that I really appreciate it. It makes total sense. You have the same answer from the back of my math book (2^2, 3^2, and 4^2)
This question has been bothering me but I can finally have a good night's rest, lol. Thanks Again. I think I am in love with this forum. Hopefully I can get really good in math and provide explanations too!!!
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• Apr 15th 2012, 09:33 AM
bobsanchez
Re: I am stuck on this Math Word Problem
No problem. :) I'm glad you're enjoying the forum. Let us know if you have any more questions.