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Elaine is painting a fence. She knows that she needs 1 gallon of paint for each 10 feet of fencing. The fencing will enclose a rectangular yard that is 3 yards long and 2 yards wide. How much paint does Elaine need? (Remember 3 feet = 1 yard)

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  1. Find the perimeter in yards : use 2L + 2W
    change that to feet by multiplying by 3
    Divide by 10 to get the number of gallons

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