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

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

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**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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