###### The problem

Pieces of turf are 1 m long by 0.5m wide. Each piece costs £3.79.

a) Estimate the cost of turf required to cover these spaces.

- 9.6 m by 2.4 m
- 6.2 m by 1.9 m
- 4.4 m by 2.1 m

b) Use a calculator to work out each answer.

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Pieces of turf are 1 m long by 0.5m wide. Each piece costs £3.79.

a) Estimate the cost of turf required to cover these spaces.

- 9.6 m by 2.4 m
- 6.2 m by 1.9 m
- 4.4 m by 2.1 m

b) Use a calculator to work out each answer.

$Solution:\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}1mx0.5m=0.5{m}^{2}and\pounds 3.79isroundedto4.\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

$9.6by2.4mroundedis10mx2m=20{m}^{2}.\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

$0.5{m}^{2}=\pounds 4.\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

$20{m}^{2}=a\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

$0.5{m}^{2}xa=20x4\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

$a=\frac{20x4}{0.5}=\frac{80}{0.5}=\pounds 160$