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6-31.

. Ms. Jancsi bought a new package of border decoration to put around the bulletin board in her classroom. The package contains 300 inches of border. The dimensions of the rectangular bulletin board are 8 feet by 3 feet. If she puts the border around all four sides of the bulletin board, how much leftover bulletin material will she have? Include a labeled sketch in your answer. Homework Help ✎

Use the following sketch to help you find out how much leftover material Ms. Jancsi will have.

It may be useful to express all the lengths as inches. 8 feet is the same as 8 groups of 12 inches in each foot,
or 8(12) = 96 inches. Can you change the other side to inches and then find the distance all the way around?