### Scribe post for April 23

Saturday, April 25, 2009
Sorry if I created my post 2 days later, but on Thursday we were assigned a question. The question was to see which park had more hardtop than the other (Carrol Gardens and Flatbush). The information contained that 3/4 of Carrol Gardens will be playground; 2/5 of the playground will be hardtop. For Flatbush, 2/5 of the lot will be playground; 3/4 of the playground will be hardtop. Both of the parks are 100m x 50m. Is one neighbourhood getting more than the other? Well, let's draw a picture.

Carrol Gardens:
If you divided Carrol Gardens into fourths of the park and colour 3/4 of it, that will be your playground. Then if you divided the playground into fifths and colour 2/5 of it, that will be your hardtop. The hardtop is 6/20 of the park.

Flatbush:
If you divided Flatbush into fifths and colour 2/5 of it, that will be your playground. Then if you divided the playground into fourths and colour 3/4 of it, that will be your hardtop. The hardtop will also be 6/20 of the park.

As you can see in the pictures, you'll have the same amount of hardtop. So, to the answer of my question... no, one neighborhood is not getting more hardtop than the other.