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    geometry help!

    For a project in Home Economics class, Kirk is
    making a tablecloth for a circular table 3 feet in
    diameter. The finished tablecloth needs to hang down
    5 inches over the edge of the table all the way around.
    To finish the edge of the tablecloth, Kirk will fold
    under and sew down 1 inch of the material all around
    the edge. Kirk is going to use a single piece of rectangular
    fabric that is 60 inches wide. What is the shortest
    length of fabric, in inches, Kirk could use to make the
    tablecloth without putting any separate pieces of fabric
    together?

    Please show me step by step!
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    Let's find the total diameter of the circular tablecloth d= 3ft+ 5in x 2+1in x 2=3 x 12 in+10in + 2in= 48 in. So, the min length is 48 in or 4 ft
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    nvm, thanks
    Last edited by IronMan21; February 10th 2009 at 07:10 PM.
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    I don't know then, check your answer. I'm positive it's 48in.
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