







A triangular shaped garden 
20160113 

From Demetrie: Dwayne's garden is triangleshaped with two equal sides and a third side that is 4 ft more than the length of an equal side. If the perimeter is 49 ft, how long is the longest side? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A road around a garden 
20150125 

From hahha: a garden 150 m long and 80 m wide has a road 4 m wide all around on the out side find the cost of paving at the rate of 12 per s.q m Answered by Penny Nom. 





A square garden 
20140209 

From reeta: Inside a square garden of side 158m, a road 4m wide is built all around. What is the area of the remaining part of the Answered by Penny Nom. 





A garden in the back yard 
20120804 

From Lucy: Your boss says that his wife has put an 18 × 51 foot garden in along the whole back end of their back yard. He says that this has reduced the backyard lawn area by 24%. What are the total dimensions of his back yard? What are the dimensions of the remaining lawn area? I found this question on purplemath(http://www.purplemath.com/modules/percntof3.htm). I still don't understand how to solve it. Can you walk me through the process please?
Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my question. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A road around a garden 
20120207 

From Manu: Inside a square garden of side 158m, a road 4m wide is built all around. What is the area of the remaining part of the garden? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A border around a flower garden 
20110828 

From jessica: A Landscaper, who just completed a rectangular flower garden
measuring 6 feet by 10 feet, orders 1 cubic yard of premixed
cement, all of which is to be used to create a border of uniform
width around the garden. if the border is to have a
depth of 3 inches, how wide will the border be?
( 1 cubic yard=27 cubic feet) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ms. Zoe's garden 
20090820 

From Carisa: Ms. Zoe has a few dilemmas. She plants a garden each yr. & last yr. the rabbits ate her tomato plants. She has limited space which is 8ft by 4ft. & wishes to maximize the space. Ms. Zoe is considering 3 possible shapes. Those shapes are a rectangle, a triangle, or a polygon. She needs to buy fencing materia to enclose the garden & wants to get the biggest bang for her money. Each tomatoe plant req. 4 sq.ft to so she needs to know the # of plants to purchase & also needs to how much fence to buy.
Basically I needs to know how to figure the perimeter & area for the polygon Answered by Robert Dawson and Harley Weston. 





A walkway around a flower garden 
20090801 

From Barbara: A rectangular flower bed measuring =C2=A0 10 feet by 15 feet =C2=A0 has a surrounding walkway on all sides that measure 186 square feet. How wide is the walkway? Answered by Harley Weston. 





The area of a garden 
20080920 

From Hannah: How do you find the area of a semi circle when no measurement is given?
The question is find the area of the garden which is semi circular.
The measurements are 24m and 26m and the semi circle's height is 10m! Answered by Penny Nom. 





A garden in the shape of an isosceles triangle 
20080912 

From Rita: Gregory wants to build a garden in the shape of an isosceles triangle with one of the congruent sides equal to 12 yards. If the area of his garden will be 55 square yards, find, to the nearest tenth of a degree, the three angles of the triangle. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Area of a garden 
20071028 

From Megan: My dad and I are working on a math problem and we have to find an equation to represent the area of the garden.
The garden is a 45 by 45 garden. One side of the garden butts up against the house. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Gardening mixtures 
20070507 

From Dan: A mixture of 1 part sulfur and 2 parts lime is added to soil as an amendment to prevent blossom end rot in tomatoes and green peppers.
One Tablespoon of the above mixture is added to each hole prior to planting (using the comparative standard of 1 Tablespoon [US] = 0.5 ounce [US liquid]).
How many ounces of each component must I mix to have an adequate amount to add to 150 planting holes? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Th dimensions of a garden 
20050209 

From Rebecca: Nate's garden has a perimeter of 34 meters and an area of 72 square meters. What are the dimensions of the garden? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A garden space 
20040616 

From Carol: We have a 17' x 19' garden space. If we want it a foot high raised bed, how many cubic yards of topsoil do we need? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many cubic yards must I purchase? 
20030829 

From Walt:
I am trying to determine how much top soil I must purchase (by the yard). The area is 80' x 15' and I want it 3" thick. How many cubic yards must I purchase? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The community garden 
20020908 

From Michele: Bryce, Duanne, Juliana and Sonya share a 40ft by 48 ft rectangular portion of the community garden in the neighborhood. With this space each has their own rectangular garden plot. Bryce is the only one with a square plot. its are is 1/2 the area of Duanne's The area of Bryce's plot is 2/3 the area of Julianna's plot. Their plots have one side in common. Sonya's garden has an area twice that of Julianna's garden. What are the dimensions of each person's garden plot? Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





Expanding a garden 
20001116 

From Janeth Rojas: Mr Jones's garden has an area of 21 squares meters. He wants to increase its size by 1/2. Draw a picture to show what his new garden might look like. Be sure to give the new area and demensions, and show your reasoning. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Developing a community garden 
20001026 

From adam: Robin's class is developing a community garden. There are 15 students in Robin's class. They volunteer to work in a community garden at various times during the school week. Robin's teacher says it will take about 3 weeks to complete the project if 3 students work 1 hour each day. Some students can work on more than one day. The following table lists the number of students who can work on various days. . . . Answered by Penny Nom. 





Dig digs in the garden 
19990211 

From Katherine Shaw: A circular garden has an a radius of 8m. Dig, the dog, is tied up to a fence that runs round the outside of the garden. Dig was able to dig up all the garden, apart from an area of 64 square metres, which he couldn't reach. How long was his lead? Answered by Chris Fisher and Harley Weston. 

