7.1.1 Step 1: Do You Understand the Problem?

The first step in any mathematical situation is to check that you understand the problem. Can you explain it in your own words? Here, we need to work with the dimensions of the photograph to determine how to properly calculate the size of the matting and frame it.

It is often helpful to write down what you know and what you want to find. You should include anything that you think might be relevant. After measuring the picture, you do some research on photo framing and purchasing the matting, with the following results:

7.1 Strategies for a Challenging Problem

7.1.2 Step 2: Additional Information