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August 14th, 2018, 11:09 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Aug 2018 From: Warrington Posts: 50 Thanks: 1  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? 
August 14th, 2018, 11:12 AM  #2 
Member Joined: Aug 2018 From: Warrington Posts: 50 Thanks: 1 
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? 
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.

August 14th, 2018, 11:52 AM  #4 
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So is that the correct answer that I have given?

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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