Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Chapter 1 - Tools of Geometry - 1-8 Perimeter, Circumference, and Area - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 37

Answer

Area

Work Step by Step

When painting a basement floor, you would want to paint the entire floor, not just the edges. Therefore, it would be wise to determine the area of the floor when buying paint, not just the perimeter. Additionally, paint cans usually tell you how many square yards the paint will cover, which is a unit of area.
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