# Math

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Two of the local ranchers are bragging about their ability to use fencing sparingly. Bob says that he was once able to fence in a rectangular pasture of 14,200 square feet with only 480 feet of fencing. Susan says that she was once able to fence in a rectangular pasture of 9,700 square feet with only 400 feet of fencing. Which one is lying?

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√14,200 = 119

√9,700 = 98.4

Multiply the square roots by 4 to find the fencing needed.

I think they are both telling the truth.

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Okay. Thank you.

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You're welcome.

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