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A rancher wants to build a fence for a square lot with dimensions of 50 yd by 50 yd. He wants to install a fence post every 5 yd with a post at each corner. How many fence posts will he need?

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1 of 2If the side of the square lot is $s=50$ yd, then the perimeter of the lot is $P=4s=4(50)=200$. If the rancher places a post every 5 yd, then he needs $\dfrac{200}{5}=40$ posts.

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