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## Sample Problems For Perimeter and Area Word Problems

### Complexity=1, Mode=basic

Solve. Answer with proper units. To represent m2, use "sq m". Sample answer: 5 sq m.
 1.   A rectangular field measures 10 ft by 3 ft. What is the area of this field? 2.   A square-shaped room measures 6 ft on one side. What is the perimeter of this room?

### Complexity=1, Mode=med

Solve. Answer with proper units. To represent m2, use "sq m". Sample answer: 5 sq m.
 1.   Mary wants new carpeting for her dining room. Her dining room is a 5 yd by 10 yd rectangle. How much carpeting does she need to buy to cover her entire dining room? 2.   Isabella is making a display board for the school elections. The display board is a 10 ft by 6 ft rectangle. She needs to add a ribbon border around the entire display board. What is the length of ribbon that she needs?

Solve. Answer with proper units. To represent m2, use "sq m". Sample answer: 5 sq m.
 1.   Jasmine is making a display board for the school talent show. The display board is a 10 ft by 9 ft rectangle. If ribbon costs \$2 per foot, how much will it cost to add a ribbon border around the entire display board? 2.   Danny has a rectangular rose garden that measures 8 m by 10 m. One bag of fertilizer can cover 16 m2. How many bags will he need to cover the entire garden? bags

### Complexity=1, Mode=basic

Solve. Answer with proper units. To represent m2, use "sq m". Sample answer: 5 sq m.
1A rectangular field measures 10 ft by 3 ft.
What is the area of this field?

Solution
The area of a rectangle is length × width.
Area = 10 ft × 3 ft = 30 ft2
2A square-shaped room measures 6 ft on one side.
What is the perimeter of this room?

Solution
Since squares have four equal sides, perimeter = 4 × side.
Perimeter = 4 (6 ft) = 24 ft

Or

A square is a type of rectangle where length = width.
The perimeter of a rectangle is 2 (length + width).
Perimeter = 2 (6 ft + 6 ft) = 24 ft

### Complexity=1, Mode=med

Solve. Answer with proper units. To represent m2, use "sq m". Sample answer: 5 sq m.
1Mary wants new carpeting for her dining room.
Her dining room is a 5 yd by 10 yd rectangle.
How much carpeting does she need to buy to cover
her entire dining room?

Solution
You need to find the area for this problem.
Area = 5 yd × 10 yd = 50 yd2
2Isabella is making a display board for the school
elections. The display board is a 10 ft by 6 ft
rectangle. She needs to add a ribbon border
around the entire display board. What is the
length of ribbon that she needs?

Solution
You need to find the perimeter for this problem.
Perimeter = 2 (10 ft + 6 ft) = 32 ft

Solve. Answer with proper units. To represent m2, use "sq m". Sample answer: 5 sq m.
1Jasmine is making a display board for the school
talent show. The display board is a 10 ft by 9 ft
rectangle. If ribbon costs \$2 per foot, how much will
it cost to add a ribbon border around the entire
display board?

Solution
Find the perimter first and then calculate the cost of the ribbon.
Perimeter = 2 (10 ft + 9 ft) = 38 ft
Cost = 38 ft × \$2 / ft = \$76
2Danny has a rectangular rose garden that measures 8 m
by 10 m. One bag of fertilizer can cover 16
m2. How many bags will he need to cover
the entire garden?

bags

Solution
Find the area first and then calculate how many bags are needed.
Area = 8 m * 10 m = 80 m2
# bags = 80 m2 ÷ 16 m2/bag = 5 bags

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