Posted by **MIKE** on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 10:25pm.

A living room has a length of 18.25 feet and a width of 12 1/2 feet. What would those dimensions be on the architectural drawings, if the scale of 1 ft = 1/4 inch is used? (your answers should be given in 16ths of an inch)

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**Reiny**, Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 11:04pm
if 1 foot = 1/4 inch, then

18.25 feet = 1/4(18.25) or 4 9/16 inches

12.5 feet = 1/4(12.5) or 3 1/8 inches

Argghh! Go metric !

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**MIKE**, Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 11:07pm
3/ 1/8 is not in 16th how do i get it to 16th

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**Reiny**, Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 11:25pm
1/8 = 2/16

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**MIKE**, Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 11:10pm
how would i find these with those answers :

How many square feet are there? square feet (ROUND to the nearest WHOLE foot)

If we added 10 % additional for waste, how many square feet should be ordered?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 11:28pm
area = length x width

= 18.25 x 12.5 = 228.125 square feet

or 228 square feet in whole numbers

10% of 228 square feet is 22.8 square feet

so the total is 228 + 23 = 251 square feet.

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