Gallery Problems Exercise

Louisiana Purchase

Work Time

Louisiana Purchase

  • Solve this problem.

In 1803, the United States negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with France and purchased approximately 800,000 sq mi of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million.

Reminder: An acre is a measure of area. There are 640 acres in a square mile.

  1. How much did the land cost per acre?
  2. Make an estimate.
  3. Create a diagram to represent the situation.