Posted by crystal on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 4:45pm.
John claimed he had a garden twice as large as Al's retangularshaped garden that measured 15 ft by 30 ft. When they visited John's rectangularshaped garden, they found it measured 18 ft. by 50 ft. Al claimed that it could not be twice as large since neither the length nor the width were twice as large. Who was correct and why?

geometry  Ms. Sue, Monday, January 10, 2011 at 4:47pm
15 * 30 = 450 sq. ft.
18 * 50 = ____ sq. ft.

geometry  crystal, Monday, January 10, 2011 at 5:10pm
so 900 squ ft.

geometry  Ms. Sue, Monday, January 10, 2011 at 5:15pm
Yep.

geometry  crystal, Monday, January 10, 2011 at 5:16pm
so johns is twice as large Al was wrong.

geometry  Ms. Sue, Monday, January 10, 2011 at 5:21pm
You're right. :)
Why?

geometry  crystal, Monday, January 10, 2011 at 5:24pm
johns is twice as large as al's

geometry  Ms. Sue, Monday, January 10, 2011 at 5:45pm
The question asks WHY you're correct.
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