Elementary Geometry for College Students (6th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 9781285195698
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-569-8

Chapter 8 - Section 8.2 - Perimeter and Area of Polygons - Exercises - Page 361: 33


(a) $770~ft$ of fencing is required. (b) $1224.30

Work Step by Step

(a) We can find the perimeter: $P = (2)(245~ft)+(2)(140~ft)$ $P = 490~ft+280~ft$ $P = 770~ft$ $770~ft$ of fencing is required. (b) We can find the cost: $cost = (\$1.59/foot)(770~ft) = \$1224.30$
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