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August 13th, 2018, 12:09 PM  #1 
Member Joined: Aug 2018 From: Warrington Posts: 47 Thanks: 1  Working width out in an area problem
The shower block on the campsite has an area of 144 m2 The length of the shower block is 24 m. What is the width? 
August 13th, 2018, 12:57 PM  #2 
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24 times WHAT = 144 ?

August 13th, 2018, 01:08 PM  #3 
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August 13th, 2018, 01:11 PM  #4 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 13,129 Thanks: 914 
24 multiplied by a number = 144: what is this number?

August 13th, 2018, 01:18 PM  #5 
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August 13th, 2018, 02:50 PM  #6 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 13,129 Thanks: 914 
Yes...you get a pink star for your forehead...

August 14th, 2018, 10:29 AM  #7 
Member Joined: Aug 2018 From: Warrington Posts: 47 Thanks: 1 
So is the final answer 6 m for the width?

August 14th, 2018, 10:43 AM  #8 
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If the shower block is rectangular, yes.


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