## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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# Chapter 8 - Geometry - 8.3 Rectangles and Squares - 8.3 Exercises: 26

#### Answer

a) $A$$_{coleman} = 169 ft^{2} P$$_{coleman}$ = 52 ft $F$$_{coleman} \approx 21 ft^{2} b) A$$_{bauer}$ = 144 ft$^{2}$ $P$$_{bauer} = 48 ft F$$_{bauer}$ = 24 ft$^{2}$

#### Work Step by Step

a) Area of a square: $A$ = $s$$^{2} A$$_{coleman}$ = (13 ft)$^{2}$ $A$$_{coleman} = 169 ft^{2} Perimeter of a square: P = 4s P$$_{coleman}$ = 4(13 ft) $P$$_{coleman} = 52 ft To find the number of square feet per camper we simply divide the area of the tent by the number of campers. Therefore: Floor Space = F F$$_{coleman}$ = 169 ft$^{2}$ / 8 $F$$_{coleman} = 21.13 ft^{2} or F$$_{coleman}$ $\approx$ 21 ft$^{2}$ b) Area of a square: $A$ = $s$$^{2} A$$_{bauer}$ = (12 ft)$^{2}$ $A$$_{bauer} = 144 ft^{2} Perimeter of a square: P = 4s P$$_{bauer}$ = 4(12 ft) $P$$_{bauer} = 48 ft To find the number of square feet per camper we simply divide the area of the tent by the number of campers. Therefore: Floor Space = F F$$_{bauer}$ = 144 ft$^{2}$ / 6 $F$$_{bauer}$ = 24 ft$^{2}$

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