Grade 8 Math
posted by Robel Taame on .
A garden will be made up of a parallelogram, a rectangle and a triangle. The garden must have
an area of 500m2. Draw two possible gardens. Determine the dimensions of each part of the
garden, and justify your choice of these dimensions.

a rectangle 10x10
a right triangle with legs 20 and 20
a parallelogram with base 20 and height 10
area: 100+200+200
I'm sure you can come up with other scenarios. 
Rectangle
Measurement:
Length = 20m
Width = 20m
Area = 200m2
An isosceles triangle
Measurement:
Base = 25m
Height = 16m
Area = 200m2
Parallelogram
Measurement:
Base: 25m
Height: 4m
Area = 100m2
Total Area = 200m2 + 200m2 + 100m2 = 500m2. 
Oh, so all we need to do is make combinations, so that all the area adds up to 500m2. Thank you Steve and Aryan!

Yes, thank you!

Yes, no problem at all. Your very welcome, and thank you!