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August 14th, 2018, 11:09 AM   #1
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Working out the area

One of the tents you look at has a base measuring 3 metres long and 250 centimetres wide.

What is the area of the tent?
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August 14th, 2018, 11:12 AM   #2
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I have worked this out by converting 250 cm into metres by dividing 250 cm by 100 = 2.5 metres.

Then I multiplied 3 m x 2.5 m = 7.5 m.

This is the correct answer?
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August 14th, 2018, 11:51 AM   #3
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From the information given, you can work out that the area of the base of the tent is 7.5 m², but this isn't necessarily the same as the area of the tent.
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So is that the correct answer that I have given?
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August 14th, 2018, 12:02 PM   #5
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You omitted the exponent at the end, but your answer was otherwise correct.
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