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  1. Molly is raising cows. She has a pasture for them that is 0.65 square miles in area. One dimension of the pasture is 0.4 miles long. Homework Help ✎

    1. What is the length of the other side of the pasture?

    2. How much fencing will she need to go around the pasture?

Draw a diagram to help you visualize the problem.

Remember the formula to find area:
Area = base · height

Substitute the values into the equation and solve for the missing variable.

0.65 mi2 = (base)(0.4 mi)

The other side of the pasture is 1.625 miles long.

Now that you know the lengths of all 4 sides of the pasture, find the perimeter.