Turner 3 years ago 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. 264 216 192 228

1. JAVIER34

192

2. Turner

I havent even attached the picture yet. How would yo know?

3. Turner

4. Turner

I keep getting two answers that aren't on there. 212 and 232

5. JAVIER34

@satellite73

6. lstrasmann

264

7. Turner

could you please explain how you got that?

8. lstrasmann

oh... well just find the area of all the surfaces on the house. and add them up.

9. lstrasmann

er.. i mean tent, not house.

10. Turner

yeah but i got this: (40*2) + (32+2) + (20*2) + (24*2) = 232

11. lstrasmann

for the second one, you mean 32 * 2 right?

12. Turner

oh yes sorry i pressed the wrong button.

13. Turner

both sides of the roof would be 40 + 40 both sides of the tent would be 32 + 32 front and back would be 24 + 24 and both triangular parts would be 20 + 20 what am i doing wrong?

14. lstrasmann

Here is what I did:\[(40 * 2) + (32 * 2) + (8*6) + (24 * 2) + (4*6) = 264\]

15. lstrasmann

first one is roof, second one is the sides, third one is the bottom or floor, fourth is the front and back, and the last one is the triangular roof support things.

16. Turner

but the triangle is 4*5 right?

17. lstrasmann

no, 4 * 6. the front of the tent is 6 feet long.

18. lstrasmann

wait a second.... it says you don't include the floor.

19. lstrasmann

That means it's 216.

20. Turner

OMG duhhhhh. wow. I feel so dumb. how did i not see that! And they mean dont count the part you would sleep on (like don't do 6*8)

21. Turner

okay thank you so much!!!

22. lstrasmann

oh.. i thought it was a circus tent or something.. (that has nothing to do with the answer though.) and you're welcome.

23. Turner

haha i thought it would be a sleeping tent.. thanks!!!