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    Word Problem - Need Assistance

    The Andersons are buying a new home. They need to fence the yard because they have dog. The yard is 72 ft by 120 ft. Each fencing section is 8ft. How many sections will they need?
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    perimeter of yard = 2 * (72 +120) = 384

    Numer of sections required = 384/8 = 48
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    Quote Originally Posted by arpitagarwal82 View Post
    perimeter of yard = 2 * (72 +120) = 384

    Numer of sections required = 384/8 = 48
    In real life ,I think should be (72+2*120 )/8
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    Quote Originally Posted by repcvt View Post
    In real life ,I think should be (72+2*120 )/8
    Why??
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