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sierraj12
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Frances is sewing a border around 2 rectangular tablecloths that each measure 9 feet long by 6 feet wide.  If it takes her 3 minutes to sew on 1 inch of border, how many minutes will it take her to complete her sewing project?  Write an expression, and then solve.

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whitneywiggins

The perimeter of a rectangle is - 2 x (length + breadth).  Also, 1 feet = 12 inches. So, the dimensions of the tablecloth are 108 inches long by 72 inches wide. So, the total perimeter of the table cloth is --> 2 x (108 + 72) = 360 inches.  So, time taken for 1 tablecloth = 360 x 3 = 1080 minutes. And, Time taken for 2 tablecloths = 1080 x 2 = 2160 minutes. So, to complete her sewing project, Frances will take a total of 2160 minutes (36 hours).

Kotrys520

9 by 6 = 54 x 12 = 648 x 3 = 1944 x 2 = 3888minutes Happy to Help!

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