# SOLUTION: Please help. A backyard has dimentions 5 1/4 yards by 4 2/3 yards. What is the area of the backyard in square yards? I am having trouble finding the answer.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Length-and-distance Question 63688: Please help. A backyard has dimentions 5 1/4 yards by 4 2/3 yards. What is the area of the backyard in square yards? I am having trouble finding the answer.Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!THE AREA OF A RECTANGLE (BACK YARD)IS AREA=LENGTH*WIDTH AREA=(5 1/4)(4 2/3) ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO MANIPULATE MIXED FRACTION THUS WE CONVERT THEM TO IMPROPER FRACTION. THUS 5 1/4=21/4 & 4 2/3=14/3. NOW WE CAN SET UP THE EQUATION & MULTIPLY THE FRACTIONS. AREA=21/4*14/3 NOW WE MULTIPLY NUMERATORS AND DENOMINATORS TO GET AREA=294/12 AREA=24.5 SQUARE YARDS IS THE SIZE OF THIS YARD.