Posted by **Anonymous** on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 8:04pm.

Farmer McDonald is building a fence. He will place posts six feet apart and stretch the wire fencing between the posts. If his pasture is thirty-six feet long and twelve feet across, how many posts will he need? Please help immediately1

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 8:11pm
Draw a diagram, something like this. Let . represent each post.

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 8:15pm
I am still confused. :(

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 8:24pm
Imagine each dot is a post 6 feet apart.

You may want to sketch this problem on graph paper.

Count the dots.

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 8:32pm
He needs 21 posts. Right or wrong?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 8:40pm
Wrong.

Draw a diagram, noting that you put only one fence post at each corner.

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**Delilah**, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 8:48pm
draw a diagram like ms. Sue said

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 8:50pm
I know it! 16 posts. right or wrong?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 9:00pm
Right!!! 16 posts.

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 9:05pm
Thank you!:D

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 9:06pm
You're welcome.

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 10:47am
34 ft

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