Posted by **Vic** on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:26pm.

Jennifer plans to fence a rectangular area around her rectangular swimming pool. The total area enclosed by the fence, including the pool, should be 5 times the area of the pool alone. The pool is 20 feet by 17 feet. What is the total area enclosed by the fence?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:29pm
5 * 20 * 17 = _____ sq. ft.

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**mathtaculator**, Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:33pm
since the area enclosed by the fence is 5 times the area of the pool, and we know that the pool is 20*17= 340 sq ft, we can multiply 340 * 5 to get ____

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**Vic**, Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:36pm
1700 sq. ft.

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**mathtaculator**, Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:40pm
good job man

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**Vic**, Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:01pm
Now it's asking. Fencing cost $8 per linear foot. Jennifer plans to build the fence so that the length of the fence will be 25 feet on the 20 foot side of the pool. What is the cost of the fencing with this plan?

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**blue**, Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 10:10pm
720

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