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Solutions

In these videos, you will watch Georgeta working through the solutions to the maths problems you saw in the previous step.

Here you can watch Georgeta working through the solutions to the problems you saw in the previous step. As you watch, listen for the key vocabulary in each video.

Problem 1

Question

I am giving this box of books to a friend.
image of box The box is tied with string lengthwise and widthwise. The box’s length is 50 cm, width 25 cm and depth or height is 10 cm. If you allow 20 cm for the bow, how much string is needed?

Key Vocabulary

rectangular prism (n.)
/rec – TAN – gu – lar/ /PRI – sm/
add up (v.)
lengthwise (adv.)
/LENGTH – wise/
centimetres (n.)
/CEN – ti – me – tres/
plus (prep.)
/PLUS/
equals (v.)
/E – quals/
widthwise (adv.)
/WIDTH – wise/
calculation (n.)
/cal – cu – LA – tion/
equals (v.)
/E – quals/

Solution

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Problem 2

Question

Calculate the volume of the box from problem 1 in cubic centimetres (cm3).

Key Vocabulary

volume (n.)
/VO – lume/
length (n.)
/LENGTH/
times (prep.)
/TIMES/
width (n.)
/WIDTH/
height (n.)
/HEIGHT/
cubic centimetres (n.)
/CU – bic/ /CEN – ti – me – tres

Solution

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Problem 3

Question

This square has a perimeter of 240 cm. square Divide the square to form 6 equal rectangles. What is the length and width of one of these rectangles?

Key Vocabulary

solve (v.)
/SOLVE/
perimeter (n.)
/pe – RI – me – ter/
square (n.)
/SQUARE/
centimetres (n.)
/CEN – ti – me – tres/
side (n.)
/SIDE/
equal (adj.)
/E – qual/
rectangle (n.)
/REC – tan – gle/
divide (v.)
/di – VIDE/
width (n.)
/WIDTH/

Solution

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Discussion

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