Who is asking: Parent
the sod cost $2.00 per square foot.
The size of our yard is 20x20 and 26x41
how do i figure out what the square foot is and how much will this cost?
Imagine that you buy the sod in squares that are one foot by one foot, each costing $2.00, and you want to cover the 20 foot by 20 foot piece of the yard. You start in a corner, as in the diagram below.
The diagram has 3 rows of 5 squares each for a total of 3x5 = 15, one foot squares, that is 15 square feet. This would cost 15x$2.00 = $30.00. To cover the 20 foot by 20 foot region you need 20 rows of 20 squares each for a total of 20x20 = 400 squares that would cost 400x$2.00 = $800.00.
In a similar fashion the 26 foot by 41 foot region would require 26x41 = 1066 square for a cost of $2,132.00.Cheers,