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Math help please?
Eric, Jose, Shannon, and Jackie wanted to plant a garden. Jose’s dad said they could use a
rectangular space in the backyard that was 8 m by 4 m.
The friends decided they would first like to make a colorful border for the garden using
small flowering plants called marigolds.
If they planted the marigold plants 10 cm apart, how many would they need to complete
the border?

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO DO THIS PROBLEM. PLease tell me what to do to more or less solve this, because this is very confusing.

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    Let's first convert the meters to centimeters.

    8 m = 800 cm
    4 m = 400 cm

    The perimeter of the garden is:
    P = 2L + 2W
    P = 2(800) + 2(400)
    P = 2400 cm

    2400 / 10 = 240 plants

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!!!!!

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    You're very welcome!

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