Posted by **Amy Long** on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 4:30pm.

What is the least amount of wooden fencing needed for the perimeter of a rectangular garden with an area of 48 square yards?

- 6th grade -
**Jen**, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 4:35pm
Area could be 2 x 24, 3 x 16, 4 x 12, 6 x 8 (and vice versa). Perimeter equals 2L+2W. If the area was 2 x 24, the perimter would be 2(2)+2(24)=4+48=52. Do this with the 3 x 16, 4 x 12, and 6 x 8, and see which has the smallest perimeter.

- 6th grade -
**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 4:35pm
Some possible dimensions:

6 by 8

4 by 12

3 by 16

2 by 24

Which of these would have the smallest perimeter?

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