Posted by **Leo** on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 6:55pm.

The Smiths have a pool that is 20 feet by 35 feet.

A 5 foot wide deck completely surrounds the pool.

The average depth of the pool = 6 feet.

How much surface area is covered by the proposed pool deck?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 6:57pm
I'll be glad to check your answer.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 7:02pm
http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1330398148

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**Leo**, Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 7:53pm
A=LxW

20ft.x35ft=700 ft

I added 5 ft to both to include the deck

25ftx40ft= 1000

I subtract the area of pool from above amount

1000-700= 300 ft.

Is that correct?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 8:03pm
Right!

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**Leo**, Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 8:08pm
wow. :-)

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 8:17pm
:-)

You're doing great!!

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