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Question from Jan, a student:

A rectangular field is 63m long and 21m wide. A fence of 2m in height is needed to fence the field and fencing is also required to divide the field in three square sections. There are three wooden gates measuring at 1.5m to the three sections of the field.What is the total surface area of the fence needed for fencing and diving the field?

Hi Jan,

I drew a diagram of the field.


What is the total length of fencing needed? The fence is 2 m high. What is the surface area of the fencing?


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