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Caitlin is decorating a rectangular table . She wants to decorate the table with paper cutouts birds. She plans to tape a bird every 6 inches around the table and at every corner .
The table is 2 feet wide and 5 feet long; How many birds are needed to decorate the table?

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1 ft = 12 in
Width = 2 ft = 24 in
So she can tape 24/6 + 1 = 5 birds along each side of the width.
The positions of the birds will be at 0, 6, ...

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This is a word problem regarding the number of birds needed for decoration.