# DEPRECATED Exponent word problems

Taken down in 2015 for quality reasons: went way beyond grade level.
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### Problem

Maria has two plots of land in her yard that she plans to use to make a garden. The first one is a square with side length 2, space, m. The second one is a square with side length 2, point, 5, space, m.
What is the total area for the new garden?
The total area is
m, start superscript, 2, end superscript.