Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.3 - Area and Volume - Exercise: 15

Answer

32 gallons

Work Step by Step

Dimensions of ceiling are 12ft and 16ft Area of the ceiling = l x b = 12 x 16 = 192 $ft^{2}$ Dimension of left/ right wall are 8ft and 12ft Area of the left/right wall = 2x8x12 = 192 $ft^{2}$ Dimension of front/back wall are 8ft and 16ft Area of the front/back wall = 2x8x16 = 256 $ft^{2}$ Total area = 192 + 192 + 256 = 640 $ft^{2}$ Twenty rooms will be 20 x 640 $ft^{2}$ = 12,800 $ft^{2}$ One gallon needed to paint 400 $ft^{2}$ So, 12,800 $ft^{2} \div$ 400 $ft^{2}$ = 32 gallons of paint will be needed
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