Pre Algebra

How could I solve this problem?:

A lot measures 60ft by 100ft. The house on the lot measures 30ft by 50ft. What is the area if the lawn?

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  1. Draw a picture. Make a big rectangle that has dimensions 60x100. Inside that rectangle, make a smaller rectangle with dimensions 30x50. Based on the picture, what do you think you should do to solve for the lawn?

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  2. oh ok :) So then, would I multiply 60x100=6000
    and 30x50=1500
    then subtract 6000-1500?

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  3. Yes, you're right! :-)

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  4. thank you =]

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