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**Perimeter and Area Word Problems**

For this topic, you need to know how to find the perimeter and area of rectangular shapes.

To review, see the topic Compare Rectangle Area and Perimeter.

Based on the word problem, you need to figure out what it is asking for: area, perimeter, width, or length.

**Example 1:** Perimeter

**Solve. Answer with proper units. To represent m ^{2}, use "sq m". Sample answer: 5 sq m.**

Harry has a rectangular herb garden that is 6 ft long and 11 ft wide.

What length of fencing does he need to fence in his entire garden?Fencing goes

aroundthe garden.

So we are looking for the perimeter in this problem.

**Example 2:** Area and Cost

**Solve. Answer with proper units. To represent m ^{2}, use "sq m". Sample answer: 5 sq m.**

Elena wants new carpeting for her bedroom. Her

bedroom is a 9 m by 7 m rectangle. If carpeting costs

$2 per square meter, how much will it cost to lay

carpet for her entire bedroom?This is a two-part problem.

1) find out how much carpet Elena needs

2) calculate the cost of the carpet

Amount of carpet

Carpeting willcoverthe bedroom.

So we are looking for the area.

Cost of carpet

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