Patrick and his dad are building a shed in their backyard. They plan to put extra moving boxes filled with memorabilia they do not have room for in their house.
A. His dad does not want the shed to take up too much space in the backyard. Their backyard measures 32 yards by 22 yards. First take 1/8 of the dimensions of the yard. What are the dimensions of the shed in feet? Round your answer to the nearest hundredth. Show and explain all your work.
B. How much area will the shed take up in their backyard? Show and explain all your work.
C. They have built the shed 7 feet high. Now

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Now they plan to paint it blue on the outside. How much paint will they need to buy to paint all 4 walls, if they do 2 coats of paint? (Hint: 1 can of paint covers 250 square feet). Show and explain all your work.
D. Patrick and his dad want to put 53 boxes in the shed. Each box measures 24 inches by 18 inches by 24 inches. Will all the boxes fit in the shed? If so, how much space will they have left in feet? Show and explain all your work.

- eyust707

"Their backyard measures 32 yards by 22 yards. First take 1/8 of the dimensions of the yard."

- eyust707

What is 1/8 of 32?

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- anonymous

4

- eyust707

correct

- eyust707

And 1/8 of 22?

- anonymous

2.75

- eyust707

So their shed should be 4 yards by 2.75 yards

- eyust707

"What are the dimensions of the shed in feet?"

- anonymous

is that for a?

- eyust707

we are still working on A

- anonymous

ok!

- eyust707

How many feet are in a yard?

- anonymous

3

- eyust707

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- eyust707

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- eyust707

similiarly|dw:1357180974532:dw|

- eyust707

In feet the shed should be 12.00 ft by 7.50 ft

- anonymous

OK I am writing this down

- eyust707

sweet

- anonymous

alright

- eyust707

So part b reads:
"How much area will the shed take up in their backyard?"

- eyust707

whats 12 x 7.5 = ??

- anonymous

90

- anonymous

ft

- eyust707

*square feet*!!

- eyust707

or ft^2

- anonymous

oh ok

- eyust707

For part C lets draw the shed|dw:1357181304571:dw|

- eyust707

They say were gunna build it 7 feet high

- eyust707

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- anonymous

ok

- eyust707

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- eyust707

they want to paint these 4 walls|dw:1357181419789:dw|

- anonymous

yes

- eyust707

how many square feet is this one|dw:1357181480246:dw|

- anonymous

7.5?

- eyust707

7 * 7.5

- eyust707

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- anonymous

52.5

- eyust707

yep! and there are two of those correct?

- anonymous

two of what?

- eyust707

those walls...
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- anonymous

yes two!

- anonymous

They are booth 52.5?

- anonymous

*both

- eyust707

Yes! They are both 52.5 ft^2 because they have the same base and height.
So the are we need to paint for those two walls is 52.5 ft^2 + 52.5 ft^2 = ???

- eyust707

area*

- eyust707

52.5 + 52.5 = 105

- anonymous

yes

- eyust707

but we cant just leave the other two walls blank! we have to paint those ones too.

- eyust707

How many square feet is this wall?|dw:1357181872337:dw|

- anonymous

12

- eyust707

* remember base * height

- anonymous

12 x 7

- eyust707

yes!

- anonymous

is 84

- anonymous

84^2

- anonymous

ft

- eyust707

84 ft^2

- eyust707

and there are two of those...

- eyust707

84 ft^2 + 84 ft^2 =168 ft^2

- anonymous

yes

- eyust707

So the total sq feet that we have to paint is 105 + 168

- anonymous

273ft^2

- eyust707

yep.. but wait a minute that's if we paint it once

- eyust707

they want us to paint two coats...

- anonymous

oh

- anonymous

so x 2

- eyust707

yes!

- anonymous

ok so that is 546^2ft

- eyust707

yep

- eyust707

thats how many square feet total we need to cover with paint

- eyust707

each can of paint covers 250 square feet

- eyust707

how many cans do we need?

- anonymous

Are we still on c?

- eyust707

yep

- anonymous

ok

- eyust707

each can overs 250 ft^2
how many can do we need to cover 546 ft^2

- anonymous

3 cans

- eyust707

bingo

- eyust707

done with c

- anonymous

:) Great!

- eyust707

for D we have to see if we can fit 53 boxes into the shed

- anonymous

ok

- eyust707

each box is 24 in by 18 in by 24 in.

- eyust707

since we are already in feet if we should change each of those to feet