April 12th, 2018, 08:07 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2018 From: houston Posts: 8 Thanks: 1  Help help!
I can’t figure this out; can someone please help?
Last edited by skipjack; July 30th, 2018 at 04:16 AM. 
April 12th, 2018, 08:13 PM  #2 
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Can you count the squares in the shape? Can you multiply that number by two?

April 12th, 2018, 08:17 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2018 From: houston Posts: 8 Thanks: 1 
Yes! I already tried to do it two ways. I'm just not sure which is the correct one.
Last edited by mila20; April 12th, 2018 at 08:20 PM. 
April 13th, 2018, 04:12 AM  #4 
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Perhaps the difficulty is that we are told the shape we are seeing was drawn by "Abby" and then are told that "Maddie drew a shape that had two times the area of Clarence's shape! We have no idea what Clarence's shape was. Mila20, don't just say you "did it two ways". Show us what those two ways were and what answer you got. Assuming the problem intended to say "two times the area of Abby's shape", the problem told you exactly what to do. How many squares are there in Abby's shape? Last edited by skipjack; July 30th, 2018 at 03:57 AM. 
April 13th, 2018, 05:19 AM  #5 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2018 From: houston Posts: 8 Thanks: 1 
So first what I counted all of the squares in the rectangle and multiply it by two. Kind of like this 60x22= 12011( the shaded area) = 98 2 for some reason I started to doubt myself because of what you mention ( Clarence’s shape) so I decided to assume that Abby’s shape was the rectangle,and Clarence’s shape was the shaded area. 11x2=22 I’m just not sure which one in the right answer. Last edited by mila20; April 13th, 2018 at 05:25 AM. 
April 13th, 2018, 05:35 AM  #6  
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April 13th, 2018, 05:38 AM  #7 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2018 From: houston Posts: 8 Thanks: 1  Sorry
I meant to say 60x2=120

April 13th, 2018, 07:37 AM  #8 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,264 Thanks: 902 
Then either you or I are misunderstanding the problem! My interpretation is that the "shape" consists of the 11 shaded squares and that the reference to Clarence is an error.

April 13th, 2018, 10:22 AM  #9 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2018 From: houston Posts: 8 Thanks: 1 
That’s where I’m stuck at. I was just trying to get the opinion of some else before emailing the teacher and make myself look like a complete sack of rocks (though I already feel like one lol) (I have to explain this one to my 3rd grader) 
April 14th, 2018, 02:42 PM  #10 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,264 Thanks: 902 
By counting, as the problem says, the shape has 11 squares. They don't say what the area of each square is, in "square inches" or "square centimeters", but we can say the area of the shape is "11 squares". Assuming that the reference to "Clarence" is a mistake, and "Abby's shape" was intended, twice that is "22 squares".
Last edited by skipjack; July 30th, 2018 at 04:03 AM. 