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The tent shown below is on display at a toy store.
What is the total surface area of the tent in square feet? Assume no material is used on the bottom of the tent.
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Hi! Do you want the answer or to know how to solve it?
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Answer and explanation if that would be ok.
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Ok. let's start with something easier. do you know how to calculate the area of a cube?
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Yes
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how?
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6 * a ^ 2
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Ok, what you did is to get the area of each face and then add them up. right?
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You need to do the same with this problem.
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So the area of the rectangle would be 120 ?
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there is several rectangles, which one?
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I got 234 ft^2 for the total areal
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How ?
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(9*4)*2 + (6*4)*2 + (5*9)*2 + (4*3)*2
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Ok. I see how you got it.
Thankyou very much
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You're welcome =). A meddal doesn't hurt =P
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haha Thank you!
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(: