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− | Since each step is <math>2</math> feet, his garden is <math>30</math> by <math>40</math> feet. Thus, the area of <math>30(40) = 1200</math> square feet. Since he is expecting <math>\frac{1}{2}</math> of a pound per square foot, the total amount of potatoes expected is <math>1200 | + | Since each step is <math>2</math> feet, his garden is <math>30</math> by <math>40</math> feet. Thus, the area of <math>30(40) = 1200</math> square feet. Since he is expecting <math>\frac{1}{2}</math> of a pound per square foot, the total amount of potatoes expected is <math>1200 \times \frac{1}{2} = \boxed{\textbf{(A) }600}</math> |

## Revision as of 11:25, 22 February 2013

## Problem

Mr. Green measures his rectangular garden by walking two of the sides and finding that it is steps by steps. Each of Mr. Green's steps is feet long. Mr. Green expects a half a pound of potatoes per square foot from his garden. How many pounds of potatoes does Mr. Green expect from his garden?

## Solution

Since each step is feet, his garden is by feet. Thus, the area of square feet. Since he is expecting of a pound per square foot, the total amount of potatoes expected is