## Tanya has a garden with a trench around it. The garden is a rectangle with a length of 2 1/2 m and width 2 m The trench and garden together

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Tanya has a garden with a trench around it. The garden is a rectangle with a length of 2 1/2 m and width 2 m The trench and garden together make a rectangle with length 3 1/2 and width 3m

Find the area of just the trench.

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Answer:

Area of the rectangular trench = 1 square meter

Step-by-step explanation:

length of the garden = 2 1/2 m width of the garden = 2 m

length of both garden and trench = 3 1/2 m

width of both garden and trench = 3m

Length of the trench = Difference in length

= 3 1/2 m – 2 1/2 m

= 7/2 – 5/2

= (7 – 5) / 2

= 2/2

= 1 m

Length of the trench = 1 m

Width of the trench = difference in width

= 3 m – 2 m

= 1 m

Width of the trench = 1 m

Area of the rectangular trench = length × width

= 1 m × 1 m

= 1 m²

Or

1 square meter

Area of the rectangular trench = 1 square meter