Problem 1.

- So basically the gardeners have 36 slabs to make a rest area in the middle of a lawn.

- To make it easy to mow they want the area around the slabs (the perimeter) to be a rectangular shape.

- They want the least space possible around the slabs.

What I have to answer: What arrangement of the tiles gives the smallest possible perimeter? Can you explain why this happens?

Answer: Probably 4 (base) x 8 (height) Or the other way round. Other ways are 10 by 2, 6 be 6 and 1, 11, I think.

Problem 2.

Question: If the gardeners had 48 tiles, how would they arrange them?

Answer: 6 (base) x 8 (height). I don't know if this is the answer but I have checked twice and am sure.

Problem 3.

Someone has a garden that measures 30 by 20. She wants to fertilise her garden. Each bag covers approximately 200 metres square.

Answer: 3 Bags, because 30 x 20 = 600 and the bags cover 200, so 200 x 3 is 600.

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