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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Marie's Blog Question

The question I was given for 2.4 was #21:

"A baseball diamond is a square area of about 750 m². What is the distance from first base to second base? Give your answer to the nearest tenth of a metre."

I knew that the distance between first base to second base is also equal to the side length of the baseball diamond. Since 750 m² is the area, all I needed to do was find the square root of 750m²

For the answer, I got 27.3861279 m.

I had to round it to the nearest tenth, and since .08 is greater than .05, I changed 27.3 to 27.4 m.

The distance from first base to second base is 27.4 m.


  1. Good job Marie! I really liked your post! I thought your explanations were really easy to follow! But you should've made your problem picture bigger. I thought it was a good idea including how you rounded. Good job!

  2. Good job Marie. Your post was very well done. Your work was well organized and easy to understand. I agree, try making your question bigger or typing it out instead. Try adding a link next time to help people out with problem solving. Keep it up!

  3. Great job on your post Marie! You explained things well. I liked how your post was easy to understand and it was very neat. Although, you should have made your question bigger. Keep up the good work!

  4. Nice post Marie! Your explanations were short and sweet. I like how you changed the colour of words and had a simple sentence. I also agree that you should've tried to make your picture bigger but other than that, good job!