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5-49.

Melissa wants to re-sod her yard (replace the grass). Her backyard has a rectangular lawn area that measures feet by feet. Her front yard has two rectangular areas, one of which measures feet by  feet. The other measures feet by feet. How many square feet of sod does Melissa need? Show all of your work clearly.

Drawing a diagram like the one below should be helpful in this problem.

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rectangle


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