# Karl wants to fertilize his 6 acres. If it takes #8 2/3# bags of fertilizer for each acre, how much fertilizer does Karl need to buy?

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Oct 8, 2016

#### Explanation:

There are 6 acres. He needs

WE could say:

and then just ad them all together.

However, **multiplication is the short cut for repeated addition.**

So it is quicker and easier to do

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Oct 8, 2016

**DATA:**

no. of acres=6 acres

no. of bags needed to fertilize 1 acre=8 2/3

no. of bags needed to fertilize 6 acres=?

**SOLUTION:**

6*8 2/3
6*26/3

156/3

52

Kari need to buy 52 bags of fertilizers to fertilize

acres