Posted by **Gabby** on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:35pm.

I have this paper and it talks about chad and Claire and the rectangular base and when it said the least expensive thing I got 8 by 6 with the cost $23.80 it's right but I forgot how I got my answer a little help please?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:37pm
What are you talking about?

Please post the whole problem, and I'll try to help you.

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**Gabby**, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:43pm
Claire and chad want to design a rectangular pen for their new puppy to have an area of 48 square feet. Fencing costs $0.85 per foot.

What are the dimensions and the cost of the least expensive pen Claire and chad could build, assuming the side lengths are whole numbers. Explain. I got 8 by 6 and it's right but I forgot how I got the answer for the cost help me

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**Gabby**, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:47pm
Please answer anyone you guys there?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:54pm
Ahh -- I see now.

P = 2L + 2W

P = (2 * 8) + (2 * 6)

P = 16 + 12

P = 28 feet

28 * 0.85 = $23.80

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**Donna**, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:57pm
the dimensions are 8x6. if you multiply the cost $.085 times 48 you get $40.80.

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**Gabby**, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:58pm
Oh I get it now thank you so much wow u r a lifesaver thank you very much I really appreciate it

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:59pm
Donna -- the area is 48 square feet. Gabby needs the perimeter to find out how much fencing is needed.

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**Gabby**, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:59pm
That was for miss sur by the way

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:59pm
You're welcome, Gabby.

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**Gabby**, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:00pm
Sue

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**Gabby**, Friday, February 15, 2013 at 3:49pm
Buh bye

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