Ashley is buying a tank for her pet snake. The tank’s length should equal two-thirds of the snake’s length, and the tank’s width should equal half of the snake’s length. Ashley’s snake is 2 ½ feet long. Calculate and explain how to find the dimensions (the length and width) of the tank. (Hint: “of” in math means multiply)
Length: 2/3 of 2 1/2 ft, Width: 1/2 of 2 1/2 ft, Length: 2/3 x 3/2 = 1 ft, Width: 1/2 x 3/2 = 3/4 ft, Answer:, Length: 1 ft, Width: 3/4 ft