PLEASE HELP!!!A city is built on a grid in which each block is 300 feet wide. Anwar walks all the way around a park. His route takes him 1 block south and 2 blocks west. Then he walks 2 blocks north and 1 block east. Finally he walks 1 block south and 1 block east, and is back at his starting point. WHAT IS THE PERIMETER OF THE PARK?

Accepted Solution

If we take the perimeter of the park as being equivalent to the distance that Anwar walks, then we can calculate the number of blocks he walks and then multiply this by the width of each block, thus:

Number of blocks walked = 1 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 8
Distance walked = 8*300 = 2400 feet

(You could also draw a diagram to help present this in a visual way but it is not necessary)