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Measurements, Conversions and Area

Measurements and Calculations
When making measurements, round each measurement to the nearest 1/4 foot.

Part 1-Walls
Calculate how much paint you will need to paint the walls of this room. To properly paint the walls, you will need to put one coat of primer paint and two coats of finish paint. For each calculation, briefly explain your work.
1.Measure the length and height of each wall. At this point, you do not have to account for any windows and doors. Calculate the area of each wall, including any doors and windows.

Wall 1: 13 feet* 12 feet=156 sq feet

Wall 2: 13 feet* 12 feet=156 sq feet

Wall 3: 13 feet* 12 feet=156 sq feet

Wall 4: 13 feet* 12 feet=156 sq feet

window 70in*40; door 75in*30in

2.Calculate the total area of all the walls, including any doors and windows.

Measure the width and height of each door, including the trim. Calculate the area of the door(s).
Calculate the area of each door.
Calculate the total area of all of the doors.

Measure the width and height of each window. Calculate the total area of the window(s).
Calculate the area of each window.
Calculate the total area of all of the windows.

5.Calculate the actual wall area that will be painted.

6.Calculate how much primer paint you will need for one coat.
What is the price of one quart?
What is the price of one gallon?
How many gallons or quarts would you buy?

7.Calculate how much the primer paint will cost.

8.Calculate how much finish paint you will need for two coats.
What is the price of one quart?
What is the price of one gallon?
How many gallons or quarts would you buy?

9.Calculate how much the finish paint will cost.

Part 2-Ceiling
Calculate how much paint you will need to paint the ceiling of this room. To properly paint the ceiling, you will need to use one coat of primer paint and one coat of finish paint. For each calculation, briefly explain your work.

Measure the length and width of the ceiling. Calculate the area of the ceiling.

2.Calculate how much primer paint you will need for one coat.
What is the price of one quart?
What is the price of one gallon?
How many gallons or quarts would you buy?

3.Calculate how much the primer paint will cost.

4.Calculate how much ceiling paint you will need for one coat.
What is the price of one quart?
What is the price of one gallon?
How many gallons or quarts would you buy?

Calculate how much the ceiling paint will cost.

Part 3-Floor
You have three choices here. Select one of the following options.

Option 1 - Installing new carpet.
You will need to research the installed price for a new carpet. Note that carpet is frequently sold by the square yard, not by the square foot. (9 square feet = 1 square yard)

1.Calculate the area of the floor in square feet. Round up to the nearest whole square foot.

2.If needed, calculate how many square yards the area of your floor is. Round your answer up to the nearest square yard.

3.Calculate how much the carpet will cost.

Option 2 - Installing new vinyl flooring.
You will need to research the installed price for vinyl flooring. Note that vinyl flooring is usually sold by the square yard, not by the square foot. (9 square feet = 1 square yard) Briefly explain each calculation.

1.Calculate the area of the floor in square feet. Round up to the nearest whole square foot.

2.If needed, calculate how many square yards the area of your floor is. Round your answer up to the nearest square yard.

3.Calculate how much the new flooring will cost.

Option 3 - Refinishing an existing wood floor.
We'll assume that you will do the work yourself. You'll need to sand the floor first, then apply two coats of polyurethane. Briefly explain each calculation.

Find out how much it costs to rent a floor sander for a day.

Calculate the area of the floor in square feet. Round up to the nearest whole square foot.

3.Calculate how much polyurethane you will need for two coats

4.Calculate how much the polyurethane will cost.

Part 4 - Summary Table
Develop a simple summary table that summarizes the cost of the project by category (ceiling, walls, and floor). This does not have to be a complicated table. Be sure to include a total figure for the cost of the project. Also, determine what percent of the cost of the project each category represents (round each to the nearest whole percent).

Part 5 - Resource list
List the resources you used to find information. This does not need to be in bibliographic form. Just list the materials, and where you found the information about the cost of each. If you used a website give the web address (the URL) for the site.

Solution Summary

Measurements, Conversions and Area are investigated.

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