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 August 13th, 2018, 01:09 PM #1 Member   Joined: Aug 2018 From: Warrington Posts: 50 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, 01:57 PM #2 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 13,950 Thanks: 987 24 times WHAT = 144 ?
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 Originally Posted by Denis 24 times WHAT = 144 ?
Don't understand what you mean sorry can you explain it again please

 August 13th, 2018, 02:11 PM #4 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 13,950 Thanks: 987 24 multiplied by a number = 144: what is this number?
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 Originally Posted by Denis 24 multiplied by a number = 144: what is this number?
24 x 6 = 144

 August 13th, 2018, 03:50 PM #6 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 13,950 Thanks: 987 Yes...you get a pink star for your forehead...
 August 14th, 2018, 11:29 AM #7 Member   Joined: Aug 2018 From: Warrington Posts: 50 Thanks: 1 So is the final answer 6 m for the width?
 August 14th, 2018, 11:43 AM #8 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,271 Thanks: 1959 If the shower block is rectangular, yes.

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