GEOM 1 | Lesson 1 | Explore Solution

Identify each of the following as either area or perimeter.

The amount of carpet needed to cover the living room floor.       Area
The amount of wood needed to create an 8 x 10 picture frame.      Perimeter
The amount of material for a shade umbrella.      Area
The number of stepping stones to enclose the garden.     Perimeter
The amount peanut butter to cover a piece of toast.      Area
The amount of lumber needed to build a fence.    Area

You decide to create a rectangular patio in your backyard made of tiles. Each tile is \(1ft\times1ft\). If your patio is 12 feet long and 15 feet wide, how many tiles will you need to cover the entire patio?

180 tiles

Draw 1 copy of a rectangle and 2 copies of a parallelogram with the same dimensions printed or drawn on a full sheet of paper and get a pair of scissors.

You now want to change the shape of your patio from a rectangle to a parallelogram and recalculate the area.

The area will not change.

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