Posted by **crystal** on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 4:45pm.

John claimed he had a garden twice as large as Al's retangular-shaped garden that measured 15 ft by 30 ft. When they visited John's rectangular-shaped 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?

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

18 * 50 = ____ sq. ft.

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

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

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

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, January 10, 2011 at 5:21pm
You're right. :-)

Why?

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

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

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