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Sheet # 20 Critical Thinking

Name: _____________________ Date_____________

Show and explain your work. Draw pictures or make tables to explain your answer.

The three cows are fenced inside this grassy field, and each is tied to a stake by a rope. All of the ropes are the same length. Which cow has the largest area to graze? Which has the next largest area? Which has the smallest area?

Answer for sheet # 20

Cow at stake B has the highest area because she can cover the entire circle.

Cow at stake C has the next highest area because she can area less than the full circle but greater than the area covered by the cow at stake A.