# A gardener wants to run a border around the outside of her garden. She plots it on a grid to plan how much she will need. The garden is in the shape of a rectangle with vertices at (2, 5) (8, 5) (8, 3) and (2, 3). Find the total length of border needed. 12ft 16ft 24ft 100ft

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EdufirstAnswer: 16 ft Explanation: You can determine the lengths of each segment by subtracting the coordinates of the adjacent points. 1) From (2,5) to (8,5): 8 - 2 = 6 2) From (8,5) to (8,3): 5 - 3 = 2 3) From (8,3) to (2,3): 8 - 2 = 6 (as expected as this is congruent to the first 4) From (2,3) to (2,5): 5 - 3 = 2 (as expected as this is congruent to the second). The total length of the border or perimeter is equal to the sum of all the sides: perimeter = 6 + 2 + 6 + 2 = 16 Therefore the answer is 16 ft