Word Problem Thursday: A Birthday Surprise With a Bow!

Jul 28, 2016 | Naperville

This installment of Word Problem Thursday goes out to all of you attending fun birthday parties this summer! Solve our word problem below:

Sammy is wrapping a birthday gift and wants to find out how much ribbon he’ll need. He wants to wrap the ribbon all the way around the gift box twice, then have an extra 11/2 feet of ribbon for the bow on top. If the gift box is a cube that is 15 inches wide, how many inches of ribbon will he need?