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Question from Gini, a student:

what is the depth of a lot with 45 feet frontage containing 1080 sq yards

Hi Gini,

The area of a rectangle is the width times the depth. You know the width is 45 feet and the area is 1080 square feet. Thus

\[45 \times \mbox{ depth } = 1080.\]

What is the depth?


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