Posted by Mike on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 12:31pm.
A designer's architectural drawing has a room which is 1 3/4 by 2 5/8 inches. If the scale is 1 foot = 1/8 inch
a) find the length of the longer side of the room feet
b) find the length of the shorter side of the room feet

Math  Ms. Sue, Monday, February 11, 2008 at 12:57pm
Please see my last post.

Math  Guido, Monday, February 11, 2008 at 5:37pm
Your question is not too clearly typed.
1_3/4 times 2_5/8 indicates that we are dealing with a rectangle where the length is the bigger length and the width is the shorter length.
2_5/8 when expressed an an improper fraction becomes 21/8 and 1_3/4 becomes 7/4.
From the given data, we learn that 21/8 must be the length and 7/4 is the width of the rectangle.
The scale given is 1 foot = 1/8 inch.
To find what this rectangle equals in terms of feet, we divide 21/8 and 7/4 by the given scale or 1/8.
21/8 divided by 1/8 = 21 feet = longest side; 7/4 divided by 1/8 = 14 feet = shortest side.
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