Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 3:08pm.
Farmer Joe has a square piece of property surrounded by a fence. On 0.5 of the fenced property there is corn growing. On 0.6 of the remaining fenced area there are tomatoes planted. Which expression can be used to determine how much of the fenced area has tomatoes planted on it?

math  Kyleigh, Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 3:35pm
.5x.6?

math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 3:50pm
Nope.
0.95 * 0.6 = 0.57 = 57%

math  Steve, Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 4:54pm
if fenced area is 1,
.5 has corn, leaving .5 remaining
.6 of .5 has tomatoes, so yes, .5*.6 = 30% has tomatoes.
Not sure where the 95% came from, unless misreading the problem as 5% has corn.
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