Posted by **Anonymous** on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2:49pm.

We have a 17 by 20-foot garden. We want to pour cement for a sidewalk 3 feet wide around the garden. To make the forms for the cement, we will need to buy some 2 by 4 inch lumber. How many feet of 2 by 4 inch lumber will we need just for the perimeter of the walk? (Consider both inside and outside perimeter.)

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**MathMate**, Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 10:04am
Perimeter = 2(width+length)

For garden,

width=17'

length=20'

perimeter(inside)=2(17+20)=74'

For outside of sidewalk,

width = 17+2*3'=23'

length= 20+2*3'=26'

perimeter(outside)=...

Can you calculate the outside perimeter and add up the two perimeters?

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