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Posted by **Alicia** on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 12:28pm.

I have no idea how to go about solving this problem. Thanks in advance.

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 1:15pmThe diameter of the table cloth is 36 inches (3 feet) + 10 inches (overhang) + 2 inches (hem).

How many inches is that altogether? If you post your answer, we'll be glad to check it.

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**Rose**, Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 1:28pmI guess my problem is visualizing the tablecloth. The answer is 48 inches, but I don't understand why there are two edges. Since it's a rectangle, would you multiply everything by four?

Wouldn't it be 36 + 20 + 4. I have the answer to the problem, and it is 48 (so I trust you :)) but I'm just trying to understand how to get that answer.

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**Jazzmine**, Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 6:53pmI need help with this math. I'm not sure how to do it. It's to confusing!!

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**PsyDAG**, Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 1:38pmYour errors are in determining the additional numbers. Five inches on each edge adds a total of 10 inches to the diameter. The hem will be folded over, so you only need one additional inch on each side for the diameter.

36 + 10 + 2 = 48

I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.

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